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Affordable Care Act navigators helped guide those looking for insurance during an enrollment event at San Antonio's Southwest General Hospital last year. Beyond helping with initial enrollment, navigators often follow-up with help later, as an applicant's income or job status changes. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Bemoaning Budget Cuts, Health Care Navigators Say Feds Don't Get It

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The federal government has sharply cut funding to groups that help people enroll in health plans. But the groups say federal officials don't understand how much help and follow-up some people need.

Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., campaigns at McCoy Outdoors in Mobile last weekend. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Who Can Really 'Drain The Swamp'? Alabama GOP Primary Race Pits Trump Against Bannon

Sen. Luther Strange hopes a visit Friday by President Trump can help him win next Tuesday's GOP runoff. But "Ten Commandments" Judge Roy Moore is trying to claim the true conservative mantle.

Who Can Really 'Drain The Swamp'? Alabama GOP Primary Race Pits Trump Against Bannon

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In August, Anne-Marie Slaughter, the president and CEO of the think tank New America, closed down a program that studied monopolies and how to fight them. The decision landed the think tank in the middle of the industry's latest money controversy. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time In hide caption

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Shift In Funding Highlights Changes In Think Tank Business

Increasingly, wealthy business people are funding think tanks. As one political scientist notes, they tend to "want to know exactly what they're getting for their dollars' worth."

Who Controls Think Tanks? Shift In Funding Highlights Changes In The Industry

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Confusion over "sell by" and "use by" dates is one big reason why billions of tons of food are tossed each year. A new global initiative of food giants, including Amazon, Walmart and Nestle, aims to tackle that. mrtom-uk//iStockphoto hide caption

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Global Plan To Streamline 'Use By' Food Labels Aims To Cut Food Waste

Confusion over "sell by" and "use by" dates is one reason why billions of tons of food are tossed each year. A new global initiative of food giants, including Walmart and Nestle, aims to tackle that.

A team of elite runners acted as pacers and decreased wind resistance for Eliud Kipchoge, right, as he attempted a sub-two-hour marathon in Monza, Italy on May 6, 2017. Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images hide caption

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Film Chronicles The Road To The 2 Hour Marathon: It's 'Just 25 Seconds Away'

The documentary Breaking2 follows three elite runners as they attempt to break one of the most famous barriers in sport — maintaining 26.2 four-minute, 34-second miles.

Film Chronicles The Road To The 2-Hour Marathon: It's 'Just 25 Seconds Away'

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Sophia Spencer and Morgan Jackson co-wrote a scientific paper on Twitter, entomology and women in science, after a tweet about Sophia's love for bugs went viral. Courtesy of Nicole Spencer hide caption

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Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper

Sophia Spencer was extremely fond of bugs, especially grasshoppers. Her peers didn't always appreciate her interest. Entomologists on Twitter, on the other hand, were huge fans of her passion.

Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper

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Mandy Harvey, a singer-songwriter who is deaf, is one of the final ten contestants in the latest round of America's Got Talent. NBC/Trae Patton/NBC hide caption

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Feeling The Music With Deaf 'America's Got Talent' Finalist Mandy Harvey

The singer-songwriter was born with an ear deformity that made hearing difficult; eventually, she lost her residual hearing. But if you're going to vote for her, she wants you to look past that.

Feeling The Music With Deaf 'America's Got Talent' Finalist Mandy Harvey

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The opioid industry expanded in the 1990s in response to the medical community's push to better treat pain and chronic pain with drugs such as oxycodone. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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41 States To Investigate Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioids

The states' attorneys general are banding together to investigate the makers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers that have led to a spike in opiate addictions and overdose deaths.

"It's just truth," Gucci Mane says of his new book. "It's the underdog story because I been jumping hurdles my whole life." Cameron Kirkland/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'The Autobiography Of Gucci Mane': A Story Of Rap And Rebirth

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to the rapper about his new book, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane. It traces his life as an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth.

'The Autobiography Of Gucci Mane': A Story Of Rap And Rebirth

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Scott Collins' and his family returned to the southern edge of Marathon Key to find their home devastated. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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PHOTOS: Keys Residents Face Devastated Homes, No Power And A Slow Recovery

"I can make jokes," Laura Welliver says, "because I've already had my good, long cry."

PHOTOS: Keys Residents Face Devastated Homes, No Power And A Slow Recovery

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Members of the audience listen as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during the White House Summit on Historically Black Colleges and Universities at the White House yesterday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Trump, And Most Black College Presidents, Absent From Annual Meeting

This week the White House hosted historically black colleges and universities. But many HBCU presidents stayed away, arguing that the administration is not interested in the issues their schools face.

Trump, And Most Black College Presidents, Absent From Annual Meeting

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