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$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration approved a class of drugs that can cure most hepatitis C infections. That's great news for the more than 3 million Americans infected. But the high cost — $84,000 per course of treatment — means some patients could miss out.
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Can Robots Manage Your Money Better Than You? Startups Say Yes

A handful of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs say it's time to turn your finances over to bots. Algorithms can monitor a person's financial behavior better than most advisers, they say, and aren't biased by commissions or complex fee structures.
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'League Of Their Own' Inspiration Didn't Mind A Dirty Skirt

Baseball legend Lavonne "Pepper" Paire Davis was the inspiration for Geena Davis' character in A League of Their Own. In the 1940s, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League put young women on the field at a time when they just didn't play ball. Paire Davis died earlier this year at age 88.
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The U.S. Energy Boom: Highlights Of The Year And What's Ahead

The big energy story of 2013 was a boom in domestic oil production, especially in North Dakota. NPR's Arun Rath talks with national correspondent Jeff Brady, who saw the boom firsthand during a recent reporting trip to the state.
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Abortion Rights Groups Say It's Time To Stop Playing Defense

Activists across the nation want to counter the onslaught of regulations that limit abortions and regulate clinics with new laws that protect access to abortion.
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Target's Word May Not Be Enough to Keep Your Stolen PINs Safe

Despite news that hackers stole PIN data from the giant retailer Target during prime buying season, shoppers say they will still use their cards to ring up purchases there. Target says the PINs are encrypted, but security experts say that given time, hackers could still outwit the system.
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A Campus More Colorful Than Reality: Beware That College Brochure

The glossy images on admissions brochures don't always paint an accurate picture of campus diversity — which could lead some students to show up at very different colleges than they'd imagined.
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To Save The Black Rhino, Hunting Club Bids On Killing One

Fewer than 5,000 black rhinos are thought to exist in the wild, but the Dallas Safari Club is auctioning off a permit to hunt one down. It says the controversial fundraiser is a conservation effort.
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Family Leave Laws Enacted In 10 Cities And States In 2013

Ten cities and states have passed laws guaranteeing access to some kind of family leave this year, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families. NPR's Jennifer Ludden speaks with director Vicki Shabo about efforts to make family leave mandatory.
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John Kerry's Ambitious First Year

The secretary of state set big goals this year, from restarting the Mideast peace process to ending the civil war in Syria and curbing Iran's nuclear program. NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks with David Ignatius of The Washington Post about how much progress Kerry has made this year.

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