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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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Eliminating disparities in cancer care requires more than just expanding Medicaid coverage, say cancer epidemiologists who found that patients with private insurance seemed to have a survival advantage. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images hide caption

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A Good Dentist Is Hard To Find In Rural America

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What It's Like To Be A Part Of The 'Vanishing Middle Class'

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A critic of the New York City Police Department stop-and-frisk policy wears a shirt outlining a citizen's search rights at a City Council meeting in August 2013. The Supreme Court ruled Monday in an unrelated case that even if police stop someone without cause, if a reason is then found to search them, any evidence collected is admissible in court. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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New Mexico's Truth: Stunning Vistas And Child Poverty?

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Standing water and abandoned tires make Houston's Fifth Ward hospitable for mosquitoes. Courtesy of Anna Grove Photography hide caption

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Houston Prepares Now For Zika's Potential Arrival This Summer

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