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Planned Parenthood opened the Fairview Heights Health Center in Fairview Heights, Illinois, in 2019, anticipating a surge in patients from across the region. That surge is quickly materializing. ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Planned Parenthood's mobile clinic will take abortion to red-state borders

Planned Parenthood says it will provide abortions out of an RV-based clinic in southern Illinois by the end of the year. It will reduce travel time for some patients coming from surrounding states.

British Prime Minister Liz Truss at the Conservative Party annual conference in Birmingham, England on Sunday. Truss and her Treasury chief have spent the last 10 days defending the cut in the face of market mayhem. Stefan Rousseau/AP hide caption

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The UK scraps a proposed tax cut for the wealthy that sparked market turmoil

The tax cut was part of a package of unfunded cuts unveiled only days ago that sent the pound to record lows and was widely seen as politically toxic.

Angela Powell, a business analyst who lives in Round Rock, Texas, has been trying to untangle a consolidated student loan debt from her ex-husband since their divorce in 2014. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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A win 16 years in the making for a group of student loan borrowers

Divorced borrowers who have been on the hook for their ex's student debt are finally getting the fix they need. But the Education Department's radio silence makes the win bittersweet.

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The markets are down. Here's how to handle your investments

About 60% of Americans have some money in the stock market — and the markets are not doing great. Your knee-jerk reaction might be to sell. But experts explain why that's not a good idea.

The markets are down. Here's how to handle your investments

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Harvey Matthews was born in the River Road community. He stands with Macedonia Baptist Church First Lady, Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, also president of the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition. She has led the fight to preserve and prevent further desecration of the cemetery. André Chung for NPR hide caption

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Slavery descendants fight to memorialize a cemetery in Maryland

Development has forced many historically Black communities around the country to uproot and disperse. Cemeteries often remain the only proof that those communities existed.

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The hidden faces of hunger in America

More than 1.2 million people struggled to put food on the table at some point last year in the Washington, D.C. region. Tens of millions more are struggling across the country.

The hidden faces of hunger in America

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What it's like serving a life sentence in prison with no chance of release

When Calvin Duncan was 19 years old, he was arrested for a murder he didn't commit. Now, he's helping to tell the stories of other men who have found themselves behind bars for life.

What it's like serving a life sentence in prison with no chance of release

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Gustavo Perez got his influenza vaccine from pharmacist Patricia Pernal in early September during an event hosted by the Chicago Department of Public Health at the city's Southwest Senior Center. This year's flu season may strike earlier and harder than usual, experts warn. A flu shot's your best protection. Scott Olson/ Getty Images hide caption

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How to time your flu shot for the best protection

Some flu experts are urging many people to get their shots earlier than usual this year because of the potential for an early, possibly severe flu season. But what's the best timing for you?

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