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Daisha Smith says she only realized she had been sued over her hospital bill when she saw her paycheck was being garnished. "I literally have no food in my house because they're garnishing my check," she says. Olivia Falcigno/NPR hide caption

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When Hospitals Sue For Unpaid Bills, It Can Be 'Ruinous' For Patients

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Sens. Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand are among the presidential candidates to back Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare-for-all" legislation, but even some Democrats who co-sponsored it have welcomed other policies. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images hide caption

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7 Policy Questions Ahead Of The 1st Democratic Presidential Debates

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Los Angeles artist Erik Brunetti, the founder of the streetwear clothing company FUCT, leaves the Supreme Court after his trademark case was argued on April 15. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban On Trademarking 'Immoral,' 'Scandalous' Words, Symbols

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Singer Anita Bryant (right) is led to the voting booth at her Miami Beach polling place by volunteer Leah Dezen in 1977. Bryant was the leader of the opposition group Save Our Children, whose members pushed for the repeal of a gay-rights ordinance in Miami-Dade County. Kathy A. Willens/AP hide caption

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The Culture Wars Live On Between The LGBTQ Rights Movement And The Religious Right

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Joy Harjo will become the 23rd poet laureate of the United States, making her the first Native American to hold the position. Shawn Miller/Library of Congress hide caption

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Joy Harjo Becomes The 1st Native American U.S. Poet Laureate

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U.S. Schools Underreport How Often Students Are Restrained Or Secluded, Watchdog Says

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Powder methamphetamine packaged in foil for an illegal street sale. Across the U.S., more and more opioid users report using methamphetamine as well as opioids — up from 19% in 2011 to 34% in 2017, according to one study. Science Source hide caption

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Meth In The Morning, Heroin At Night: Inside The Seesaw Struggle of Dual Addiction

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Mayor Pete Buttigieg will all be on the debate stage together on June 27. Scott Eisen; Kimberly White; Mark Makela; Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic Debate Lineup: Sanders And Biden To Face Off

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders talks to reporters outside the White House on April 29. President Trump said she would leave her job as press secretary at the end of June. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Press Secretary Sarah Sanders To Leave The White House

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Rural Health: Financial Insecurity Plagues Many Who Live With Disability

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In 2012, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Truvada to prevent HIV infection in people at high risk. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Expert Panel Recommends Wider Use Of Daily Pill To Prevent HIV Infections

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Mink, a Boykin spaniel, holds an ornate box turtle that she sniffed out. She is one of a team of specially trained hunting dogs that are helping conservationists and researchers find rare turtles in Iowa. Kate Payne/IPR hide caption

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Good Girl! These Dogs Are Helping Save Habitats By Finding Rare Turtles

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Some scientists oppose a prohibition on trying to use genetically modified embryos to create babies. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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House Committee Votes To Continue Ban On Genetically Modified Babies

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Shelly and Sam Summers stand with daughter Gabby in front of a makeshift shelter on their rural Bay County property. They opened their backyard to people who were homeless after Hurricane Michael. At the peak, about 50 people lived there. Now, there are 18. "We still have our home," Shelly says. "They have nothing. So if we can at least offer them the comforts of home, it was worth it." William Widmer for NPR hide caption

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Nearly 8 Months After Hurricane Michael, Florida Panhandle Feels Left Behind

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Lucia Lucas, with cast mate Hidenori Inoue, in a dress rehearsal for the Tulsa Opera's 2019 Don Giovanni production. Shane Bevel Photography/Tulsa Opera hide caption

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'They Know That I'm The Real Deal': Transgender Baritone Makes Opera History

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