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Ben Lecomte wants to be the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean — a 5,500-mile journey. Doctors will monitor his heart remotely to see how intensive exercise affects this vital muscle.

About 40 years ago, Consuelo Hermosillo went to the hospital for an emergency cesarean section. Against her will, she left unable to have more children.

Some governments responded to the Zika epidemic by asking women to delay getting pregnant. Missionary doctor David Vanderpool says the reality for women in Zika-affected areas is far more complex.

To economists, the phrase means job seekers roughly equal job openings. Unemployment is at 5 percent, but depending on where you live, your race or your education level, you still might not find work.

Conditions are worsening in one ISIS-controlled area of Iraq. In pursuit of safety and stability, thousands of civilians are walking for days over the Hamrin Mountains, often without water or sleep.

With less than 24 hours before Iowans begin to caucus, NPR's Sam Sanders and Sarah McCammon give the latest on how the candidates are rallying their supporters.

As the presidential primaries kick off, Rachel Martin speaks with three young Republicans about what they want from the candidates in this election and for their Party in the future.

U.N.-brokered talks to end the Syrian civil war are taking place in Geneva, but so far the warring sides won't even be in the same room together. NPR's Peter Kenyon updates Rachel Martin.

Parents struggle with the balance of being a friend versus being a taskmaster. Their job, says Dr. Leonard Sax, is to "keep your child safe" and "give kids choices in some domains but not in others."

Rachel Martin talks tennis and the Australian Open with Mike Pesca, host of Slate's "The Gist."

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