A girl in a park in Managua, Nicaragua. The country topped the list for gains in happiness. Nicolas Garcia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Global Ranking Of Happiness Has Happy News For Norway And Nicaragua

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In a live TV program, John Macharia tells the Kenyan president that traffic police in Nairobi expect bribes from matatu drivers. iNooroTV/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Kenyan Bus Driver Speaks Out Against Everyday Corruption On Live TV

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A worker stands in a construction project in a favela, or shantytown, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The government has helped drive down income inequality by investing in basic services like health care, education and pensions. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Some workers in low-income countries are choosing bitcoin, a virtual currency powered by blockchain technology, to send money to their families. It's cheaper, faster and doesn't require a middleman. Andrew Baker/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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