Nurith Aizenman
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Nurith Aizenman

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Want To Help Someone In A Poor Village? Give Them A Bus Ticket Out

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Standing on the bench, new girl Ericka is portrayed by Nabiyah Be. Ericka is from Ohio and she's biracial. Her lighter skin puts her in the lead when a recruiter for the Miss Ghana pageant comes calling. Joan Marcus hide caption

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'African Mean Girls' Are The Toast Of New York Theater

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Women line up to vaccinate their children in Kitahurira village, Uganda. Andrew Aitchison/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Health Care Costs Push A Staggering Number Of People Into Extreme Poverty

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A Bangladeshi child works in a brick-breaking yard in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The broken bricks are mixed in with concrete. Typically working barefoot and with rough utensils, a child worker earns less than $2 a day. Mehedi Hasan/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Gun Violence: Comparing The U.S. With Other Countries

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Sayanora Philip (foreground), a singer in Mollywood films, takes a selfie with fellow members of the newly formed Women in Cinema Collective. Sayanora Philip hide caption

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After A Sexual Attack On An Actress, The Women Of 'Mollywood' Fight Back

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One of many grocery stores in Venezuela where the shelves are bare. Even in regions such as Latin America that do well overall, there are glaring exceptions, such as Venezuela, where political turmoil has created massive price inflation and food shortages. Carlos Becerra/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Why World Hunger Isn't Going Away As Fast As We'd Hoped

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Clockwise from top left: Flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Texas. A victim of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Rescuers search for survivors after the earthquake in Mexico. Monsoon flooding in India. Top Left: Emily Kask Top Right: Carolyn Cole Bottom Left: Diptendu Dutta Bottom Right: Pedro Pardo/Getty Images hide caption

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Top Left: Emily Kask Top Right: Carolyn Cole Bottom Left: Diptendu Dutta Bottom Right: Pedro Pardo/Getty Images

What The Pileup Of U.S. Disasters Means For The World

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A Pakistani man and boy walk through floodwaters on Aug. 22, 2010, in the village of Baseera in Punjab. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images hide caption

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The Hidden Cost Of A Disaster? Your Ambition

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