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Arinafe Makwiti, 13, says her parents forced her to drop out of school and get married to an older man last year to help with the family finances. Makwiti has divorced her husband, but now has a 9-month-old daughter. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Five Things You May Not Know About Child Marriage

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Christina Asima says she had no choice but to marry last year at age 12 to help care for younger siblings after her mother abandoned the family. But she says her husband was abusive, so she left him, and now must look after her 8-month-old son, Praise, alone. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Can Child Marriages Be Stopped?

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Confusion, Panic In Washington After Navy Yard Shooting

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Losia Nyankale helps daughter Jonessa and son Juliean learn the alphabet. Nyankale, who works in a restaurant in Washington, D.C., says she needs food stamps and child-care subsidies to make ends meet. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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For Restaurant Workers, A Struggle To Put Food On The Table

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Study Finds Stagnated, Declining Wages For Low Wage Earners

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison

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Carbon Tax Gaining Popularity, But Not With Lawmakers

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Zimmerman Verdict Feels Personal For Some In Service Sorority

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Congress Not Likely To Pass Sweeping Climate Legislation

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Pew Poll: Adult LGBT Americans Optimistic About Future

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