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For the better part of her life, Teagan, 10, has suffered from PANDAS, an autoimmune disorder that sets in abruptly and causes on-and-off, debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder, tics, rages, depression, and a host of other psychological, neurological and motor symptoms.

Last year, PANDAS advocates across Massachusetts won a major battle when the Legislature approved a bill to force insurers to cover treatments, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars — all of that is out of pocket — for families like Teagan’s.

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EAGLE INVESTIGATIONS: One morning this winter, John D. Johnson put on his long underwear in Deadwood, S.D., and went out to feed cattle on his Black Hills ranch. He looked, not happily, at a distant hillside. Officials with the U.S. Forest Service were seeing the same thing: A forest unable to keep up with a politically driven demand for timber.

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