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Miss Idaho, Sierra Sandison, shown here in her hometown of Twin Falls, Idaho, decided not to hide the insulin pump she wears to treat Type 1 diabetes during the pageant. Drew Nash/Times-News hide caption

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One teaspoon of pure caffeine powder delivers about the same jolt as 25 cups of coffee. The Center for Science in the Public Interest hide caption

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Potent Powdered Caffeine Raises Safety Worries

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Police officers check drivers at a sobriety checkpoint in Escondido, Calif. Lenny Ignelzi/AP hide caption

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Traffic Stops Persuade People To Avoid Drinking And Driving

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Protesters rally outside the Supreme Court during the March for Life on Jan. 25, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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Big Question For 2015: Will The Supreme Court Rule On Abortion?

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Demonstrators on both sides of the abortion debate protest in front of the Supreme Court in 2011. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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As More Women Tell Abortion Stories, Both Sides Claim Advantage

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Tina Wolf demonstrates the use of naloxone to community members in Lindenhurst, N.Y., during an overdose prevention training. Georgia Dolan-Reilly (left) of the Suffolk County Prevention Resource Center helped with the training. Kevin Hagen for NPR hide caption

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Teaching Friends And Family How To Reverse A Drug Overdose

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Sleepy in the day and wide awake at night? Give the screen a rest. Guido Mieth/Getty Images/Flickr RM hide caption

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One More Reason To Reach For A Paper Book Before Bed

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Kevin Counihan (left) runs HealthCare.gov, and Michael Cannon, of the Cato Institute, is a prominent critic of Obamacare. Courtesy of Chion Wolf/WNPR; Courtesy of the Cato Institute hide caption

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A Split View On Obamacare's Past And Future

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Donna Giron wheels through the halls of the nursing home she's lived in since May. Finding an affordable home of her own has been difficult. Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN hide caption

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When Home And Health Are Just Out Of Reach

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Need a gift for a 20-something kid about to age out of the family's health plan? Juana Rivera (left) discusses insurance options with Fabrizzio Russi, an agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, at the Mall of the Americas in Miami. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Elisa Carrero assists Julian Gauiria, of Paterson, N.J., with enrollment in the health insurance exchange in November. Signups continue to be brisk, health officials say. Tyson Trish/North Jersey/Landov hide caption

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Obama Administration Downplays Court Challenge To Health Law

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