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Workers' gear hangs inside Lobster Trap's facility in Steuben, Maine. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Maine's Immigrants Boost Workforce Of Whitest, Oldest State In U.S.

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In coal country, restoring streams like this one near Logan, W.Va., is a big business. But the practice remains controversial among some scientists. Courtesy of Canaan Valley Institute hide caption

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A "help wanted" sign hangs in a storefront window in Miami last month. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says nonfarm payrolls increased by 98,000 in March, far below analysts' expectations. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Starsky Robotics is retrofitting large trucks to make them driverless. The startup hopes that by the end of the year, it will be able to operate a truck without a person physically sitting in the vehicle. Courtesy of Starsky Robotics hide caption

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The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People's 'Deaths Of Despair'

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Many people who are on Medicaid are also in college or taking care of relatives, according to health policy analyst Leighton Ku. That would make it harder for them to meet work requirements proposed by the GOP. Courtesy of Milken Institute School of Public Health hide caption

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It's Not Clear How Many People Could Actually Work To Get Medicaid

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The Navajo Generating Station located on the Navajo Indian Reservation, near Page, Ariz. Amber Brown/Courtesy of Salt River Project hide caption

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Navajo Workers At Coal-Fired Power Plant Brace For Its Closing

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Mary Lynne Bill-Old Coyote, Montana's director of Indian health, says the ACA has helped build the community by providing job opportunities. Montana saw 3 percent growth last year in the number of health care jobs. Courtesy of Thom Bridge/Helena Independent Record hide caption

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Obamacare Brought Jobs To Indian Country That Could Vanish With Repeal

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Johnstown, Pa., nestled in the Allegheny mountains, has more registered Democrats than Republicans, but has voted Republican in the last two presidential elections. Acacia Squires/NPR hide caption

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How's The New President Doing? Voters In One Trump County Talk

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Striking McDonald's restaurant employees lock arms during nationwide "Fight for $15 Day of Disruption" protests. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Wages Are Increasing, But What's Behind It?

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UCSF is laying off some of its IT staff and sending their jobs to a contractor with headquarters in India. Luciano Lozano/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Outsourced: In A Twist, Some San Francisco IT Jobs Are Moving To India

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Across the Ohio River from Powhatan Transportation Center — owned by Murray Energy — is a power plant that services mines in West Virginia. Jessica Cheung/NPR hide caption

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In Ohio Coal Country, Job Prospects Lie With Neither Coal Nor Trump's Promises

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President-elect Donald Trump tours the Carrier Corp. in Indianapolis on Dec. 1. The president of the union representing Carrier workers has challenged Trump's claims about how many of the plant's jobs will remain in the U.S. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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