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Why Medicaid is central to health-care debate
The latest iteration of the Republican health-care plan prompted Monitor writer Francine Kiefer to take a closer look at Medicaid, the US government program intended to care for the most vulnerable Americans.
Venezuela's Maduro calls in the generals
To shore up his power, Venezuela’s president is giving the military more control over running the nation’s economy. But that could backfire if the generals decide that the path back to stability is to get rid of the president.
How China is eradicating rural poverty
China touts its concerted efforts to end poverty. It appears to be making huge strides. But we wondered: How credible is this path to ending economic inequality?
Are Millennials giving corporate culture a new look?
Increasingly, Millennials are rising to positions where they can change how US companies work. This next story looks at the values shaping their choices – and their workplaces.
The women who cleaned up a Lebanese town
Our next story is about how one woman’s perseverance can make a difference in the quality of life of an entire village.
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