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Increased incidents of microcephaly in infants has spurred guidance to women that boils down to: Don't get pregnant. But women in Brazil have few options.

An epidemiologist says the island has been lucky so far, but needs to stop the virus at its source — where mosquitoes breed.

One woman gave up a prosperous career with the goal of helping homeless people rebuild their lives.

Sunday January 31st is the deadline in most states to buy health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Federal officials are reaching out to those previously uninsured, with a focus on Hispanics.

In Minnesota, 30 mushers will take off with their teams of sled dogs for the 32nd running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. That's a far cry from the 74 mushers who competed back in 2004.

Mayor Ed Murray has declared a state of emergency and channeled some one-time funding to more shelter beds. But he's been criticized for ramping up the sweeps of homeless camps at the same time.

Can the spread of the Zika virus be curtailed by eliminating mosquitoes that carry it? Professor Anthony James of UC Irvine discusses the consequences of pesticides to our health and on the ecosystem.

Thousands of refugee children are traveling alone through Europe. A 30-year-old woman helps some who arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos, a main gateway into the European Union for asylum-seekers.

Heidi Cruz has been one of the most visible spouses on the campaign trail this year, appearing alongside her husband, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and campaigning solo on his behalf.

Angelique Kerber beat Serena Williams to win the Australian Open. Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine tells NPR's Scott Simon how Kerber pulled off her upset, and about a scandal in the NHL.

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