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Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz, speaks during a rally for President Trump at the International Air Response facility in October 2018 in Mesa, Arizona. Ralph Freso/Getty Images hide caption

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Oyster harvests in the Gulf of Mexico have been in decline for decades. Tyler Jones/UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones hide caption

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Gulf Oyster Reefs Are Hurting. Now There's Help From Oil Spill Aid Money

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Sarah Witter fractured two bones in her lower left leg while skiing in Vermont last February. She had two operations to repair the damage. The second surgery was needed to replace a metal plate that broke after it was implanted. Matt Baldelli for KHN hide caption

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Bill Of The Month: $43,208 For Repeat Surgery To Replace Broken Medical Device

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"There's a lot of memories here, some good, some bad," says Smith, while reflecting on his years working at the now defunct Solid Energy mine in Pike County. Rich-Joseph Facun for NPR hide caption

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Ret. Sgt. Chris Kurtz and his wife Heather Kurtz pose for a portrait on the couch in their living room. Erica Brechtelsbauer for NPR hide caption

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VA Still Arbitrarily Cutting Caregivers From Program, Even As It Aims To Expand

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Dutch innovator Boyan Slat poses for a portrait next to the anchors of his plastic collecting system in 2017. The trash collection device deployed to corral plastic litter floating is not capturing any garbage. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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The German government has agreed to make a one-time payment to Kindertransport survivors, commemorated by a statue in Berlin, Germany. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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The "Medicaid Drug Decisions Transparency Act" would require pharmaceutical companies to disclose their payments to pharmacists and others who serve on state Medicaid drug boards — the advisory groups that decide which drugs Medicaid will and won't cover. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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CBS announced on Monday it will not pay out a controversial $120 million severance package to former CEO Leslie Moonves. The company said it had ample reason to fire the disgraced executive for cause. Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for Showtime hide caption

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Sale Tambaya, a cattle herder in central Nigeria, grazes his cows. After his home state criminalized open grazing in November 2017, he and his family fled with their livestock to a neighboring state where grazing is allowed. Two of his sons died on the journey. Tim McDonnell for NPR hide caption

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Dermot Kennedy, NPR Slingshot's Best New Artist

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Paul Buckley and his son, Mason, with his wife, Cheryl Becker, and daughter, Ariel Becker. The family's desire to adopt Mason was almost derailed by the Indian Child Welfare Act. Cheryl Becker/Courtesy of Cheryl Becker hide caption

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Native American Adoption Law Challenged As Racially Biased

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Ranil Wickremesinghe, seen behind the lectern, speaks to his supporters at the prime minister's official residence Sunday in Colombo. His reinstatement as prime minister concludes weeks of political chaos prompted by his firing. Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Angela Ponce, Miss Spain (center), is the first transgender contestant to compete for Miss Universe. She and other contestants are seen visiting the Government House in Bangkok last week. Narong Sangnak/AP hide caption

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Google says it will lease office space at three spots in the West Village to create a new campus for thousands of workers in New York City. Here, a pedestrian passes by 345 Hudson Street, one of the buildings Google will be using. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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The Goldman Sachs headquarters in Manhattan, as shown on Dec. 17. Malaysia has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of its former executives on Monday over their alleged role in the ransacking of a multibillion-dollar state investment fund. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks at the unveiling of the official portrait of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Alexander said Monday he is not running for re-election in 2020. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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