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Likezo Nasilele and her husband, Chipopa Lyoni, with one of their four children in the courtyard of their home in rural Zambia. They were one of hundreds of families who received regular cash payouts as part of a government experiment. Nurith Aizenman/NPR hide caption

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Cash Aid Could Solve Poverty — But There's A Catch

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Denis Otieno is one of the villagers getting $22 each month from the charity GiveDirectly. He and his wife have used some of the money to buy cypress saplings. They hope to sell the trees for lumber in a few years to pay for their children's education. Nichole Sobecki for NPR hide caption

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How To Fix Poverty: Why Not Just Give People Money?

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Customers check out the produce at a Curbside Market truck parked at Andrews Terrace, a large apartment complex in downtown Rochester. The program is part of Foodlink's efforts to help poor communities have access to fresh and healthy foods. Courtesy of FoodLink hide caption

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Development Ventures International was the first investor in Mera Gao Power, which has designed a solar-powered microgrid to provide electricity to off-grid villages in India. Anna da Costa/Courtesy of USAID hide caption

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The death rate for African-Americans dropped 25 percent over 17 years, but most of that was among people ages 65 and older. Dutchy/Getty Images hide caption

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Death Rate Among Black Americans Declines, Especially For Elderly People

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Funding is now uncertain for Texas hospitals like Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas that get federal revenue outside the regular Medicaid system to help pay for the uninsured. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Texas Braces For Medicaid Cuts Under GOP Health Plan

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A typical meal in the Democratic Republic of Congo consists of greens, fufu - a starchy ball made from cassava flour - and meat, such as freshwater fish. Amy Maxmen for NPR hide caption

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The U.S. abortion rate is at the lowest recorded point since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. Katie Park/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Abortion Rate Falls To Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announces in 2015 that the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved the state's waiver request to expand Medicaid coverage. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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The Future Of Medicaid May Be Found In Indiana, Where The Poor Pay

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