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Jill Tahmooressi stands outside the Mexican Consulate in Miami, in May to protest the arrest of her son in Mexico. He was released by a federal judge in Mexico today. J Pat Carter/AP hide caption

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A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

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Three large crosses lean against the burned out facade of Iguala's City Hall. Masked protesters angry about the disappearance of 43 students — attacked on orders of Iguala's mayor, according to Mexican federal authorities — burned the building last week. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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With Mexican Students Missing, A Festive Holiday Turns Somber

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Debra Blackmon (left) was sterilized by court order in 1972, at age 14. With help from her niece, Latoya Adams (right), she's fighting to be included in the state's compensation program. Eric Mennel/WUNC hide caption

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Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power had her temperature taken as she arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Reuters /Landov hide caption

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U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Sees Signs Of Hope In West Africa

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Children play in the West Point neighborhood of Monrovia last week. West Point has been hit hard by Ebola. So local leaders formed their own Ebola task force, which goes door to door looking for cases. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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How Liberia Is Starting To Beat Ebola, With Fingers Crossed

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Rita Jeptoo of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the Women's Elite division of the 118th Boston Marathon on April 21. Timothy Clary /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Women participate in a breast cancer fund-raising in Denver in 2011. Despite decades of awareness campaigns, the survival rate for women with metastatic breast cancer hasn't improved. Helen H. Richardson/Denver Post/AP hide caption

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