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From left: Sekou Sheriff, of Barkedu village in Liberia, whose parents died at an Ebola treatment center; a polio vaccination booth in Pakistan; a schoolgirl in Ethiopia examines underwear with a pocket for a menstrual pad; an image from a video on the ethics of selfies; Consolata Agunga goes door-to-door as a community health worker in her village in Kenya. From left: John Poole/NPR; Jason Beaubien/NPR; Courtesy of Be Girl Inc.; SAIH Norway/Screenshot by NPR; Marc Silver/NPR hide caption

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Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, appeared before the House Oversight Committee during a contentious hearing on drug pricing on Feb. 4, 2016. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Efforts To Stop Suicide Will Get A Boost In 2020

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Rural Areas Across The Country Face Drastic Shortage Of Mental Health Care

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Dr. Angela Gatzke-Plamann is the only full-time physician in Necedah, Wis., and the only physician in Juneau County, Wis., who has the required training to prescribe the addiction medicine buprenorphine. Coburn Dukehart/Wisconsin Watch for NPR hide caption

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In Rural Areas Without Pain Or Addiction Specialists, Family Doctors Fill In The Gaps

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An image of Ow Luen from his file, originally held at the USCIS, now available at the National Archives. Grant Din/National Archives hide caption

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Tracing Your Family's Roots May Soon Get A Lot More Expensive

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Engineering Designs For People With Autism

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Rural Hospitals Continue To Close

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Placenta purveyors often dehydrate and grind a new mother's placenta to a powder, then add it to a pill capsule. Generally, the goal is to increase her milk production, energy and mood, but scientists dispute such benefits. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Justine Adhiambo Obura, chairwoman of the No Sex For Fish cooperative in Nduru Beach, Kenya, stands by her fishing boat. Patrick Higdon, whose name is on the boat, works for the charity World Connect, which gave the group a grant to provide boats for some of the local women. Julia Gunther for NPR hide caption

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No Sex For Fish: How Women In A Fishing Village Are Fighting For Power

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