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India is number 1 in global population. This clock board outside the International Institute for Population Sciences in Mumbai keeps track of the numbers. The photo is from June 2, 2023. Punit Paranjpe/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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India's population passes 1.4 billion — and that's not a bad thing

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Ndidi Nwuneli speaks at the 2022 Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards, hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in New York City. The event recognizes the work of those who help advance the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals in their communities and around the world. Mike Lawrence/Getty Images for Gates Archive hide caption

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Join us for a webcast on life and health in rural America. From The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Courtesy of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health hide caption

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Kristie and Drew Harper opened a small bistro in Brookfield, Mo. Town leaders are courting other businesses in an effort to grow the local economy. Kristofor Husted/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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President Obama speaks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Concerns about a possible "Brexit" were floating in the air as British investors met with state economic teams at the two-day summit. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Atlantic City, N.J., has seen four casinos close this year, and a fifth may soon follow. Officials are trying to diversify the city's economy by weaning itself from gambling, its biggest industry. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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As Casinos Fold, Stakes Are High For Atlantic City Transformation

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The city of Sao Paolo, Brazil, shot with a fisheye lens. Standards of living are improving not just in the big developing nations like Brazil, but also in smaller countries such as Bangladesh and Ghana. Daniel Incandela/Flickr via Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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