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A young girl holds a sign with the words "1.2 Million Unemployed" during an anti-austerity protest in Lisbon on May 12, 2012. Armando Franca/AP hide caption

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Portugal Basks In Post-Bailout Economic Revival

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The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People's 'Deaths Of Despair'

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Porto Alegre, one of Brazil's most important commercial and industrial hubs, has declared itself in "financial calamity." Brazil is in the midst of its longest and deepest recession. Philip Reeves/NPR hide caption

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Juana Rivera (left) speaks with agent Fabrizzio Russi about buying insurance through the Affordable Care Act in Miami in 2014. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Ty Turner Bond, who said he's voting for Donald Trump. He says Trump's economic proposals appeal to him. Natalie Winston/NPR hide caption

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Among Black Voters In Charlotte, The Election Presents A Difficult Decision

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Customers use interactive kiosks to place orders at Eatsa, a fully automated fast food restaurant in San Francisco. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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As Our Jobs Are Automated, Some Say We'll Need A Guaranteed Basic Income

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Darren Holly steers coils of steel through Pentaflex, a manufacturer of parts for heavy trucks, in Springfield, Ohio. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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Esther George (center), president of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, speaks as Shawn Sebastian (right), field director of the Fed Up coalition, listens Thursday during a meeting on the sidelines of an economic symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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