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Katiena Johnson stands with her daughter Destini, who was released from jail in August. Katiena and her husband, Roger, took care of their grandchildren while Destini was struggling through her addiction. Destini, 27, recently regained consciousness after suffering a dozen or so strokes as a result of her latest opioid overdose. Seth Herald for NPR hide caption

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Highline writer Michael Hobbes says millennials have inherited a number of financial problems from baby boomers. monkeybusinessimages/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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'Entitled' Millennials Have It Harder Than The Previous Generation, Writer Says

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Protesters rally outside a restaurant in St. Louis on Feb. 13. The service industry employs the largest percentage of minimum wage workers. Jeff Curry/Getty Images hide caption

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Job seekers line up to enter a career fair in Los Angeles, on Dec. 1, 2010. At the peak of the recession, the unemployment rate hit 10 percent. It's now 4.1 percent. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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People eat at a noodle stall at the Han Market in the central Vietnamese city of Danang in November. Vietnamese respondents to the Pew Research Center survey overwhelmingly said life is better than it was 50 years ago. Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump greets supporters Wednesday in St. Charles, Mo., before his speech on taxes. Whitney Curtis/Getty Images hide caption

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FACT CHECK: President Trump's Tax Speech In Missouri

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The damage to Houston's economy from Harvey's torrential rainfall will be by one estimate more than $30 billion, a staggering sum. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Economic Impact Of Harvey Could Be Felt Nationwide Before It's Over

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Speaking to a crowd in Huntington, W.Va., on Thursday, President Trump said the U.S. economy is on its way back. Justin Merriman/Getty Images hide caption

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Now That He's President, Trump Is Sounding More Positive About The Economy

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Job seekers chat during an employment event in Dallas last month. Under the new administration, Republicans are starting to see the economy through rose-colored glasses. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Is The Economic Glass Half-Full Or Half-Empty? It Depends

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Students try out a Samsung Electronics Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone at a shop in Seoul, South Korea, on April 27. Many post-college grads in South Korea spend years studying for tests in the hopes of winning a job at a company like Samsung. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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South Korean Youth Struggle To Find Jobs After Years Of Studying For Tests

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Life Expectancy Can Vary By 20 Years Depending On Where You Live

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