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In Mumbai, some prosperous neighborhoods sit alongside slums. This year's Gates report on progress toward eliminating poverty notes that there is vast inequality not only between nations, but within many of them. @johnny_miller_photography hide caption

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Lawrence, Mass., has struggled to find its economic base since the decline of manufacturing. While the city is witnessing pockets of investment, as of August 2019, one-third of Lawrence's children lived in poverty, 36 percent of residents received aid under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and just over 24 percent of residents lived in poverty. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Grigory Vodolazov's 3-year-old son peers into his family's apartment complex from their unit in Bellevue, Wash. The Vodolazov family is part of Creating Moves to Opportunity, a housing voucher experiment that uses incentives and counseling to encourage low-income families to move to what are called "high opportunity" areas. Jovelle Tamayo for NPR hide caption

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Listen: Seattle Housing Experiment

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A sign announces the acceptance of electronic benefit transfer cards at a farmers market in California. Anti-poverty groups fear that many low-income people might be pushed off programs such as food stamps under a possible change to how the government measures poverty. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Considering Changes That Would Redefine The Poverty Line

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Members of the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective inspect one of their apiaries. The collective teaches displaced coal miners in West Virginia how to keep bees as a way to supplement their income. Courtesy of Kevin Johnson hide caption

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Why This Charity Isn't Afraid To Say It Failed

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The 2016 viral photo of a couple passed out in a car while a child sits in the back seat triggered a painful moment of self-reflection in East Liverpool, Ohio. The community took steps to address its addiction problem, but progress has been spotty. Ian Brown for NPR hide caption

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Drug addiction is a big concern to rural Americans, according to a new poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Alice Goldfarb/NPR hide caption

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NPR Poll: Rural Americans Are Worried About Addiction And Jobs, But Remain Optimistic

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Too Little, Too Much: How Poverty and Wealth Affect Our Minds

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According to the latest results from the Energy Information Administration, nearly a third of households in the United States have reported trouble paying their energy bills. Ponsulak Kunsub/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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A man checks his phone to confirm that the charity GiveDirectly has transferred a cash grant to his account. Nichole Sobecki for NPR hide caption

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Which Foreign Aid Programs Work? The U.S. Runs A Test — But Won't Talk About It

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Nationwide Children's Hospital developed Career Gateway Homes, a combination low-income housing project and employment-training center. Courtesy Nationwide Children's Hospital hide caption

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