Lincoln has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in revitalizing its downtown, a historic area called Haymarket, to create a more culturally vibrant urban center that is helping the city keep and attract young adults. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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U.S.

A Nearly Recession-Proof City Is Not Slowing Down

The unemployment rate in Lincoln, Neb., is one of lowest in the U.S., thanks to a well-educated workforce. The focus now is on finding workers and keeping young people from leaving.

Julissa Arce's tourist visa expired when she was 14. She excelled in high school, college and at Goldman Sachs for years before she finally became a U.S. citizen. Morrigan McCarthy for ELLE.com/Courtesy Julissa Arce hide caption

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Around the Nation

A Standout Student, A Star At Goldman Sachs — And Undocumented

Julissa Arce was a stellar student and an even better financial analyst, but she was scared to go to work every day. "Maybe today's the day someone's going to find out," she feared.

Freedom House paramedics, who first were deployed in the 1960s, provided a crucial service for Pittsburgh residents. The program became a national model for emergency medical transport and care. Courtesy of University of Pittsburgh hide caption

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Code Switch

How Pittsburgh's Freedom House Pioneered Paramedic Treatment WESA

The groundbreaking ambulance service was created in the 1960s as the city struggled with racial tensions and poor medical transport. It trained African-American men to provide crucial emergency care.

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David Williams (in the leopard hat) and Jonas Gordon (at right) play their xylophones with the rest of Kentucky's Louisville Leopard Percussionists. Courtesy Tricia Williams hide caption

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Music

Young Louisville Percussionists Love Led Zeppelin — And Jimmy Page Loves Them

Diane Downs teaches music to the Louisville Leopard Percussionists in Kentucky. She says she hopes the kids feel like rock stars now that a video of their Led Zeppelin medley went viral on YouTube.

Chicago White Sox outfielder Orestes "Minnie" Minoso smiles in Tampa, Fla., on March 9, 1957. Minoso, who was born near Havana, Cuba, became the first black player with the White Sox when he was traded in 1951 by the Cleveland Indians. AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Minnie Miñoso, Major League Baseball's First Black Latino Star, Dies

Miñoso, known as the Cuban Comet and Mr. White Sox, was a seven-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glover whose major league career spanned five decades.

Chris Newman, seen at her home in Los Molinos, Calif., calls the change she helped get made to lung cancer treatment guidelines a "small, but very important victory." Courtesy of Chris Newman hide caption

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Shots - Health News

How A Group Of Lung Cancer Survivors Got Doctors To Listen

Lung cancer survivors who met online banded together to get an option they credited with helping them added to treatment guidelines used by cancer specialists.

In Selma, director of photography Bradford Young wanted the camera to feel like a participant. "It was just about never retreating, always staying dangerously close to Martin Luther King," he says. Atsushi Nishijima/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Movie Interviews

A Most Vibrant Year For Cinematographer Bradford Young

The man behind the look of Selma and A Most Violent Year talks about depicting violence, participating in history and being a black cinematographer in Hollywood.

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