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Philip Morris Sues Uruguay Over Graphic Cigarette Packaging

The country requires photos of decaying teeth and gruesome hospital scenes on every pack. Philip Morris sees this as a violation of a trade agreement and is suing Uruguay for $25 million.
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NFL Admits Players Are At Increased Risk Of Brain Injury

After decades of denial, the NFL admitted this week that its players face a higher risk for long-term brain injuries than the general population. NPR's Arun Rath talks with ESPN writer Steve Fainaru.
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USAID Steps Up Building Of New Ebola Treatment Units

Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, speaks with NPR's Lynn Neary about the organization's efforts to coordinate a worldwide response to the Ebola crisis.
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Africans Are Introduced To The Blood Pressure Cuff

Esther Okaya is one of a growing number of Africans suffering from hypertension. New efforts to fight the condition include a $1 bonus for health workers who identify and bring in a patient.
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It's All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?

More than 500 girls living in poverty have lent their voices to Girl Declaration, a campaign urging world leaders to include the needs of girls in the next set of global development goals.
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Pageant Contestant Felt Helpless Against Domestic Violence

Pageant contestants often pick feel-good issues for their platform topics. Miss New York chose domestic violence because she lived it. There are many reasons why women stay with an abuser, she says.
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Poets Give Voice To The Toll Of Type 2 Diabetes

Doctors and poets are collaborating in California to encourage young people to tell stories about Type 2 diabetes in their communities.
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Domestic Violence Protections Still Resonate 20 Years After Crime Bill

President Clinton signed major crime legislation in 1994, and provisions that protect women from domestic violence have deep staying power.
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What The U.S. Has Given To Fight Ebola (And Why It's Not Enough)

U.S. aid is beginning to flow into the countries fighting the deadly virus. But while protective equipment and food supplies are vital, what's really needed now are health workers.
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Nightmares And Darkness Follow Marine Home From Iraq War

Jeff Lucey deployed to Iraq with the Marines in 2003. He returned home later that year, and initially, all seemed well. But it slowly became apparent that Lucey was struggling with invisible wounds.

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