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New Mexico's Truth: Stunning Vistas And Child Poverty?

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Houston Prepares Now For Zika's Potential Arrival This Summer

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's motorcade drives on a red carpet during a trip to open a social housing project in a suburb of Cairo on Saturday. One local newspaper devoted its entire front page Monday to accusing Sissi of decadence even as he asks Egyptians to tighten their belts. AP hide caption

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Asthma is a big cause of school absences and can cause parents to miss work, too. AJPhoto/Science Source hide caption

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Childhood Asthma Rates Level Off, But Racial Disparities Remain

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Jennifer Carter, 30, stands in a dormitory area that she shares with her two young children at The Road Home Community Winter Shelter facility in Midvale, Utah. Cayce Clifford for NPR hide caption

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There's Shelter, And Then There's Housing. Utah Claims Muted Victory

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Scenes like this, from Kolkata, are typical across some of India's biggest cities. Dibyangshu Sarkar /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Bad Night's Sleep Might Do More Harm Than You Think

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Lydia Smith stands in the kitchen of her home in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles. She has lived in this apartment for 46 years, and now that she is on a fixed income, she pays rent with the aid of Section 8 tenant-based assistance. Megan Miller for NPR hide caption

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For Women, Income Inequality Continues Into Retirement

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Dr. Janina Morrison, right, speaks with patient Jorge Colorado and his daughter Margarita Lopez about Colorado's diabetes at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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"Because he wasn't raised where health was an issue in the household. There was nobody talkin' about health, probably nobody talking about not smoking or drinking or unhealthy practices, what it could lead to. There was nobody talkin' about that." National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion hide caption

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U.N. Dreams Big: 17 Huge New Goals To Build A Better World

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Leana Wen hands out awards to business owners for their efforts to support breastfeeding at the Baltimore City Health Department on Tuesday. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Can A 32-Year-Old Doctor Cure Baltimore's Ills?

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After a long day, Emeka arrives home to the apartment in South Tulsa that he shares with his father. Kenneth M. Ruggiano for NPR hide caption

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Why Disability And Poverty Still Go Hand In Hand 25 Years After Landmark Law

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Activists in Sri Lanka got an early start on the day of action, with a demonstration by 800 people in Negombo province on the Sri Lanka's western coast. Courtesy of action/2015 hide caption

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