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With diary cows getting bird flu, researchers are trying to figure out what mutations could make the virus a threat to humans. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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How Florida and Arizona Supreme Court rulings change the abortion access map

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While not an official holiday, National Siblings Day on April 10 has gained momentum on social media in recent years. Diana Haronis/Getty Images hide caption

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National Siblings Day is a celebration born of love — and grief

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EPA is limiting PFAS chemicals in drinking water in the U.S. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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EPA puts limits on 'forever chemicals' in drinking water

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At left, Zion Kelly holds a photo of his late twin brother Zaire Kelly. At right, Zion keeps this framed photo of he and his brother on the desk in his bedroom. Dee Dwyer for NPR hide caption

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A gunman stole his twin from him. This is what he's learned about grieving a sibling

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In the womb, a brother's hormones can shape a sister's future

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Since Arkansas started sending the obesity letters to parents, the state's childhood obesity rates rose to nearly 24% from 21%. During the pandemic, the state obesity rate hit a high of more than 26%. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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A record number of Americans are getting health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, and states that use the HealthCare.gov marketplace are vulnerable to a scheme where plans are switched without the consumer's permission. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Blended families are common. Here are tips to help stepsiblings get along

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California legislators in 2019 passed the law that requires all the state's 33 public university campuses to provide abortion pills. It took effect in January 2023, but LAist found that basic information for students to obtain the medication is often nonexistent. Jackie Fortiér/LAist hide caption

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Early in life, Sam (left) and John were much more similar than they may seem today. "They both did not wave, they didn't respond to their name, they both had a lot of repetitive movements," says their mother, Kim Leaird. Jodi Hilton for NPR hide caption

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These identical twins both grew up with autism, but took very different paths

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Mental health care is hard to find, especially for people with Medicare or Medicaid

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Sibling Coffee Roasters owner Libby Powell poses with her brother, Benjamin Withem, outside her West Virginia coffee shop. In her hand is an early photo of the pair — one they are trying to re-create. Susana Raab/for NPR hide caption

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At the heart of this cozy coffee shop lies a big sister's love for her little brother

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Eric Portenga and Kevin O'Neill with daughters Sylvie, Robin and Parker O'Neill celebrating the girls' 2nd birthday in Sept. 2023. The babies' surrogate lived in Ohio because of Michigan's laws, that are changing now. The Portenga-O'Neill family hide caption

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As Michigan legalizes surrogacy, here's how families found ways around the ban

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Insurance brokers say rogue agents are switching batches of customers to new plans without the customers' knowledge. The agents then collect monthly commissions on the Affordable Care Act plans. Ralf Hahn/Getty Images hide caption

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Many cities have older lead service lines connecting homes to the water system. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Lead in the drinking water is still a problem in the U.S. — especially in Chicago

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Amid growing concern about children's use of social media, the United Kingdom implemented rules designed to keep kids safer and limit their screen time. The U.S. is weighing similar legislation. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption

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