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A Filipino man uses an e-cigarette outside a Manila mall in 2016. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced Tuesday a total ban on vaping products. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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Stephanie Rinka in her beach wheelchair at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, North Carolina. Courtesy of John Rinka hide caption

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A demonstrator celebrated outside the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 after the court voted to uphold key tax subsidies that are part of the Affordable Care Act. But federal taxes and other measures designed to pay for the health care the ACA provides have not fared as well. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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As part of a clinical trial to treat sickle cell disease, Victoria Gray (center) has vials of blood drawn by nurses Bonnie Carroll (left) and Kayla Jordan at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Gene-Edited 'Supercells' Make Progress In Fight Against Sickle Cell Disease

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Attendees hold "We Vape, We Vote" signs ahead of a Trump rally last month in Dallas. The politics surrounding vaping and industry pushback against regulation appear to have derailed the Trump administration's plan to ban the sales of many vaping products. Dylan Hollingsworth/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Kathy Kleinfeld opened Houston Women's Reproductive Services, which offers medication abortions, because she saw a need for more flexible scheduling. Gabriel C. Pérez/KUT hide caption

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For Supporters Of Abortion Access, Troubling Trends In Texas

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Australian airline Qantas is exploring new nonstop flights that would be the world's longest — but 19-plus hours on a plane can be taxing for those on board. Qantas hide caption

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José's son, who has schizophrenia, recently got into a fight that resulted in a broken window — an out-of-control moment from his struggle with mental illness. And it could increase his chances of deportation to a country where mental health care is even more elusive. Hokyoung Kim for NPR hide caption

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A Young Immigrant Has Mental Illness, And That's Raising His Risk of Being Deported

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Judge Thad Balkman listens to statements from the defense during a hearing last month in Norman, Okla. Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman hide caption

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Oklahoma Judge Shaves $107 Million Off Opioid Decision Against Johnson & Johnson

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Even as the popularity of e-cigarettes exploded — with unknown health risks — the federal government was slow to regulate vaping companies. Eva Hambach/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How Vaping Snuck Up On Regulators

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One rule announced by the Trump administration Friday puts pressure on hospitals to reveal what they charge insurers for procedures and services. Critics say the penalty for not following the rule isn't stiff enough to be a an effective deterrent. Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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Trump Wants Insurers and Hospitals To Show Real Prices To Patients

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Fleas transmit plague — but the pneumonic plague, the type reported from China this week, can spread from person to person as well. Oxford Science Archive/Print Collector/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden (left), Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (right) debate different ways to expand health coverage in America. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Justin Ruben of ParentsTogether speaks on Thursday at a press conference organized to deliver 1.5 million petitions to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The petitions are protesting proposed changes to the food stamps program that would also affect the free school lunch program. Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Parents Together hide caption

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