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Republicans' Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Hit Rural Patients Hard

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Workers spread "red vanilla" (vanilla that has been treated by special cooking) in the sun to be dried near Sambava, Madagascar, in May 2016. Madagascar, producer of 80 percent of the world's vanilla, has seen huge jumps in the price. It's one of the most labor-intensive foods on Earth. Rijasolo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Our Love Of 'All Natural' Is Causing A Vanilla Shortage

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Shifting messages from the U.S. Congress have left many would-be entrepreneurs, and workers who've recently been laid off, wondering how best to maintain health coverage. Michael Blann/Getty Images hide caption

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Women's shoes by the Ivanka Trump fashion brand sit for sale at a Manhattan retailer on June 1, 2017 in New York City. Ivanka Trump's fashion brand has faced calls for boycott from anti-Trump activists, while Trump supporters have called for boycotts on stores refusing to sell her products. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Activists On The Left Seek To Harness Spending As Part Of Their Anti-Trump Resistance

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Proposals Aim To Combat Discrimination Based On Salary History

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The Call-In: Answering Your Questions About Owning A Home

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Peter Singer: How Can We Be More Effective Altruists?

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan holds up a copy of the American Health Care Act during a March 7 news conference with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. (left), and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., outside Ryan's office in the Capitol. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump celebrated House passage of legislation to roll back the Affordable Care Act in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 4. NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Author Michael Ruhlman says U.S. grocery stores represent extraordinary luxury that most Americans don't even think about. Kelly Jo Smart/NPR hide caption

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Grocery Stores: 'The Best Of America And The Worst Of America'

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Can't Pay Your Student Loans? The Government May Come After Your House

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Farryn Giles and her son Isaiah, 6, walk in their east Dallas neighborhood. While she received a Section 8 voucher to help them move to a neighborhood with more opportunities, finding an apartment that would take the voucher was challenging. Brandon Thibodeaux for NPR hide caption

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Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available

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Don't buy a car on the same day you test drive. The smell of a new car can have an intoxicating effect. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Buying A Car? What To Look For When You Take A Test Drive

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The $25 million Labre Place in Miami was built using the low-income housing tax credit program. It's named for the patron saint for the homeless and is now home to 90 low-income residents, about half of whom were once homeless. Screenshot courtesy of Frontline (PBS) hide caption

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Affordable Housing Program Costs More, Shelters Fewer

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President Trump speaks in the White House Rose Garden following the House passage of the Republican health care bill on Thursday. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump 'Confident' About GOP Health Care Bill's Prospects In The Senate

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Republicans Scrap Rule For Small-Business Retirement Plans

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Delta recently authorized supervisors to offer up to $9,950 in compensation to passengers bumped from flights. A Delta Air Lines jet sits at a gate at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Flight Overbooked? Perfect: These Frequent Flyers Want To Get Bumped

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