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In the markets of San Salvador, you can have your palm read, you can buy plumbing tools ... and you can purchase abortion pills. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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Even When Abortion Is Illegal, The Market May Sell Abortion Pills

An ulcer drug is dramatically changing the face of back-alley abortions in developing countries and cutting the rate of maternal deaths. Misoprostol is widely available even where abortion is banned.

The parents of Cyrilla Boyer (left) and Paternilla Pratt spoke pawpaw French fluently, but the sisters never learned the language. Teachers in the 1920s and 1930s would discipline kids for speaking French. Jacob McClelland/KRCU hide caption

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Saving A French Dialect That Once Echoed In Ozarks

A distinct version of French is disappearing from the isolated Old Mines region in the Missouri Ozarks. Thousands of people once spoke Pawpaw French but today only a handful of speakers remain.

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The parents of Cyrilla Boyer (left) and Paternilla Pratt spoke pawpaw French fluently, but the sisters never learned the language. Teachers in the 1920s and 1930s would discipline kids for speaking French. Jacob McClelland/KRCU hide caption

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