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Mark Kelly has a new book about his wife, Rep. Gabby Giffords, and her road to recovery since she was shot in the head on Jan. 8. Courtesy of P.K. Weis hide caption

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Volunteer Dean Ford prepares bags of food to be distributed at the First Baptist Spartanburg's food pantry program.

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Ebert, with Chaz Ebert, accepts a career-achievement award at the theater-owners' convention ShoWest in 2009. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Appeals Court Rejects Part Of Health Care Law

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Letters: Angry Teachers And A Clattering Coaster

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Europe Fuels Another Volatile Day On Wall St.

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Lucrecia Silva and her daughter, Helena, are both HIV-positive. They wait as a nurse in Macia writes a prescription for Helena's anti-retroviral drugs. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Cassimo Bique, an OB-GYN, sits with traditional birth attendants in Mozambique. Bique is an advocate for the drug misoprostol, which can prevent postpartum hemorrhaging in women. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Many of the women in the community called "The 25th of June" began childbearing as teenagers in Mozambique. They all say that soon after their first periods, they took part in an initiation ritual called okanone that taught them about sex. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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The Padaria Allianca, a bakery in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, turns out 12,000 loaves of bread a day. The Mozambican government is planning to end flour subsidies it can't afford, putting the bakery's business in doubt. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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