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Harvard University is facing legal action over its admissions policies, and the U.S. Department of Justice is supporting the lawsuit's plaintiffs. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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Jose Javier Santana says this torn and frayed Puerto Rican flag is representative of the state of the island now — eight months after Hurricane Maria hit. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Study Estimates Hurricane Maria Killed Nearly 5,000, But Barely Makes News

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Sonia Vallabh lost her mother to a rare brain disease in 2010, and then learned she had inherited the same genetic mutation. She and her husband, Eric Minikel, went back to school to study the family of illnesses — prion diseases — in the hope of finding a cure for Sonia. Kayana Szymczak for NPR hide caption

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A Couple's Quest To Stop A Rare Disease Before It Takes One Of Them

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Martin Shkreli, seen here leaving court in New York City last June, faced protests and a false fire alarm during an event Wednesday at Harvard. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Jason Olsen, a 39-year-old policy adviser for the Department of Labor, uses the Washington, D.C., Metro to commute to work three times a week. On the other days of the week, Olsen telecommutes from home to avoid the challenge of taking the Metro. Ruby Wallau/NPR hide caption

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Workplaces Can Be Particularly Stressful For Disabled Americans, Poll Finds

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A group of students calling themselves Reclaim Harvard Law School has been occupying a student center for weeks, demanding greater attention to racial issues, including more diversity among the faculty. Chiquita Paschal/Chiquita Paschal hide caption

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History Of Slavery, Future Of Diversity Still At Issue At Harvard

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A Harvard University representative says its new policy on sex between professors and students was created after a review found its old approach "did not explicitly reflect the faculty's expectations." BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Outrage Over Chinese Takeout Brings To Mind A Maxim

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An ambulance carrying Amber Vinson, the second health care worker to be diagnosed with Ebola in Texas, arrives at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Wednesday. David Tulis/AP hide caption

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Insulin is produced by the green cells that are in clusters about the same size as the islets in the human pancreas. The red cells are producing another metabolic hormone, glucagon, that prevents low blood sugar. Harvard University hide caption

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Scientists Coax Human Embryonic Stem Cells Into Making Insulin

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