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The U.S. abortion rate is at the lowest recorded point since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. Katie Park/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Abortion Rate Falls To Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announces in 2015 that the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved the state's waiver request to expand Medicaid coverage. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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The Future Of Medicaid May Be Found In Indiana, Where The Poor Pay

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The M-PESA agent who works in this shop is part of a vast network of small-time vendors. Screengrab by NPR/YouTube hide caption

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Dial M For Money: Can Mobile Banking Lift People Out Of Poverty?

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While incarcerated, Mark Baskerville says he suffered five diabetic comas. He says he's now doing a better job of managing his health. Rae Ellen Bichell/NPR hide caption

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Helping Ex-Inmates Stay Out Of The ER Brings Multiple Benefits

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A young woman is tested for HIV at a health clinic in Uganda. During the presidency of George W. Bush, the U.S. substantially ramped up spending on HIV/AIDS programs abroad — a commitment that retains strong bipartisan support to this day. Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Takes Office At A Pivotal Moment For Foreign Aid

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Two people at a food pantry in Portland, Maine, choose items from a display of produce. Several food banks around the country have been trying something new to get people to choose healthier foods. And it's working. Portland Press Herald/Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Food Pantries Try Nutritional Nudging To Encourage Good Food Choices

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A woman looks at gold jewelry in Cairo's Khan al-Khalili market. Gold jewelry is traditionally given to a bride in Egypt as part of a marriage agreement. Many young Egyptians have found they can't afford to get married due to the soaring price of gold and rising costs of basic items. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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In Egypt, The High Cost Of Romance Is Crippling Hopes Of Marriage

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A Cambodian woman carries her baby and walks past a wooden bridge over a polluted canal in Phnom Penh in 2013. Cambodia was one of several countries the World Bank studied where income inequality declined in recent years. Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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