Of I Wish You The Sunshine Of Tomorrow, Rodgers says: "The ICU room my dad was in on the day he died had yellow walls. Every time we visited him we had to wear hospital gowns that were a bright yellow. [It] was a recurring color in that whole time frame of my life." Courtesy of Jennifer Rodgers hide caption

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A Woman Uses Art To Come To Terms With Her Father's Death

Artist Jennifer Rodgers' father was hospitalized for seven months with sepsis before he died. She used the creative process to try to comprehend his suffering and her loss.

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Planet Money

Where Poor Kids Grow Up Makes A Huge Difference

Poor kids who moved to neighborhoods with less poverty did much better than those who didn't move, two new studies found.

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Jean-Baptiste Thoret, Charlie Hebdo's film critic, speaks at a news conference in Washington on May 1. Thoret will receive, on behalf of Charlie Hebdo, the PEN American Center's Freedom of Expression Courage Award in New York on Tuesday. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

'Charlie Hebdo' Staffer Pushes Back Against Writers' Opposition To Award

"If you're standing for the freedom of expression, you can't be at one moment for this freedom of expression, and two or three minutes later, against that," film critic Jean-Baptiste Thoret says.

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May The Fourth Be With You: 'Star Wars' Fans Celebrate A Faraway Galaxy

Yoda, Chewbacca and a phalanx of stormtroopers are all over the Internet today, as fans celebrate Star Wars Day — drawn from a pun on May 4. We've collected some of our favorite postings.

Can candidates courting billionaires count as corruption, even if there are no explicit strings attached? Some activists see the campaign contributions of the super-rich as a problem, regardless of whether "quid pro quo" deals are made. Here, activists protest the political influence of the wealthy Koch Brothers near David Koch's Manhattan apartment on June 5, 2014. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

Beyond Quid Pro Quo: What Counts As Political Corruption?

Under narrow definitions, candidates courting billionaires to fuel their White House bids doesn't qualify as corruption. But some activists, on the left and the right, argue that it should.

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Parallels - World News

A Novel Dutch Lawsuit Demands Government Cut Carbon Emissions

An environmental group is behind the class-action suit that says the government is not doing enough to protect citizens. A ruling in the closely watched case is expected next month.

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