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Lottery-Like Prizes Coax Savings. Whatâ€™s the Risk in Expanding Them?
Lotteries may exploit psychological biases, but that bug can become a feature when modified to nudge better behavior.
Lesotho Diamond Weighs More Than a Baseball
The stone, the worldâ€™s fifth-biggest, is a glittering giant weighing 910 carats, or 6.4 ounces, and is probably worth tens of millions of dollars.
In Africa, a Glimpse of Hope for Beating H.I.V.
H.I.V. infection rates are falling in Africa, a sign that the AIDS epidemic could be brought to an end.
Remember the Population Bomb? Itâ€™s Still Ticking
Across Africa and much of the Third World, economic development has not kept pace with soaring populations.
Clinics for Worldâ€™s Vulnerable Brace for Trumpâ€™s Anti-Abortion Cuts
Health workers say President Trumpâ€™s ban on abortion counseling will hurt even those health services that do not involve abortions.
For Better Citizenship, Scratch and Win
Across the globe, a slim chance of winning in a lottery can get people to vote, pay taxes, drive slower or make sex safe.
Lesotho Military Moves on Police
The countryâ€™s prime minister said the actions amounted to a coup, although a spokesman for the army said the soldiers were only securing the country.
Photographing a â€˜Difficult Loveâ€™ in South Africa
Zanele Muholi has been an activist using photography to champion the rights of black lesbians and transgender people in South Africa.
Jordan Schemerhorn reports on her trip with the Op-Ed columnist Nicholas D. Kristof to Lesotho and Malawi, where she sees progress with AIDS treatment, irrigation and savings programs.
The Coffin-Maker Benchmark
Worried foreign aid is wasted? These miserable coffin makers in southern Africa may change your mind.
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