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A demonstrator wears a box that reads in Spanish, "Salary raise now," during a protest by university professors and students at Venezuela's Central University in Caracas on May 28. A typical professor's salary is now worth the equivalent of $35 a month due to runaway inflation. Leading public universities have been closed due to strikes since September. Fernando Llano/AP hide caption

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Venezuela's University Professors Vote With Their Feet

The collapse of the economy, combined with sky-high inflation, has left university professors earning about $35 a month. Droves of professionals have left, seeking opportunities abroad.

A demonstrator wears a box that reads in Spanish, "Salary raise now," during a protest by university professors and students at Venezuela's Central University in Caracas on May 28. A typical professor's salary is now worth the equivalent of $35 a month due to runaway inflation. Leading public universities have been closed due to strikes since September. Fernando Llano/AP hide caption

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Venezuela's University Professors Vote With Their Feet

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Health inspectors collect samples of mosquito larvae from standing water in a garden in a middle-class neighborhood in the north of Rio de Janeiro. They are searching for places where the Aedes aegypti mosquito breeds — that's the one that carries Zika virus. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro/NPR hide caption

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Why Brazil Doesn't Want Women In The Northeast To Become Pregnant

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Steve Carell plays Mark Baum and Ryan Gosling plays Jared Vennett in The Big Short. Director Adam McKay says, "One of my favorite moments in the movie is where you see ... Mark Baum make a large chunk of money and feel absolutely disgusted by it." Jaap Buitendijk/Courtesy of Paramount Pictures hide caption

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On The Money: How 'The Big Short' And Its Jerk Heroes Explain Finance

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Attendees pray during the Family Leadership Summit — an event sponsored by the conservative Family Leader organization — in Ames, Iowa, in July. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Conservatives Call For 'Religious Freedom,' But For Whom?

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