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From left: Sekou Sheriff, of Barkedu village in Liberia, whose parents died at an Ebola treatment center; a polio vaccination booth in Pakistan; a schoolgirl in Ethiopia examines underwear with a pocket for a menstrual pad; an image from a video on the ethics of selfies; Consolata Agunga goes door-to-door as a community health worker in her village in Kenya. From left: John Poole/NPR; Jason Beaubien/NPR; Courtesy of Be Girl Inc.; SAIH Norway/Screenshot by NPR; Marc Silver/NPR hide caption

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Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, appeared before the House Oversight Committee during a contentious hearing on drug pricing on Feb. 4, 2016. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Efforts To Stop Suicide Will Get A Boost In 2020

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Rural Areas Across The Country Face Drastic Shortage Of Mental Health Care

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Dr. Angela Gatzke-Plamann is the only full-time physician in Necedah, Wis., and the only physician in Juneau County, Wis., who has the required training to prescribe the addiction medicine buprenorphine. Coburn Dukehart/Wisconsin Watch for NPR hide caption

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In Rural Areas Without Pain Or Addiction Specialists, Family Doctors Fill In The Gaps

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An image of Ow Luen from his file, originally held at the USCIS, now available at the National Archives. Grant Din/National Archives hide caption

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Tracing Your Family's Roots May Soon Get A Lot More Expensive

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Engineering Designs For People With Autism

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Rural Hospitals Continue To Close

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Placenta purveyors often dehydrate and grind a new mother's placenta to a powder, then add it to a pill capsule. Generally, the goal is to increase her milk production, energy and mood, but scientists dispute such benefits. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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