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What It's Like To Be A Part Of The 'Vanishing Middle Class'

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A critic of the New York City Police Department stop-and-frisk policy wears a shirt outlining a citizen's search rights at a City Council meeting in August 2013. The Supreme Court ruled Monday in an unrelated case that even if police stop someone without cause, if a reason is then found to search them, any evidence collected is admissible in court. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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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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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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