Maurice Rowland, left, and Miguel Alvarez were working at an assisted living home last fall. When it shut down, Maurice -€- the cook --” and Miguel — the janitor --” stayed to take care of the residents left behind. StoryCorps hide caption

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'If We Left, They Wouldn't Have Nobody'

When an assisted living home closed in California, many residents were still there with nowhere to go. But a cook and a janitor stayed, without pay, and took care of them.

In sighted people, the part of the brain that recognizes faces is linked to the brain's visual system. But in blind people it seems wired to circuits that process sound. Tina Zellmer/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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Blind From Birth, But Able To Use Sound To 'See' Faces

The area of the brain that recognizes faces can use sound instead of sight. That recent discovery suggests facial recognition is so important to humans that it's part of our most basic wiring.

Aereo.com, a Web service that provides television shows online, is shown on an iPhone on April 22. The Supreme Court case ruled the service violates copyright law. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Still Reeling From Supreme Court Decision, Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

The streaming company's founder said fallout from a ruling in favor of TV networks proved "too difficult to overcome."

Attorney General Eric Holder, pictured Sept. 4, says "durable relationships between police and their communities do not develop overnight." Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Holder Calls For Calm As Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Looms

In a newly released video, Holder has messages for law enforcement agents as well as for those protesting the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Women who consume eight or more drinks per week are considered excessive drinkers, according to the CDC. Breast cancer, liver disease and heart disease have all been linked to excessive drinking over time. Ann Boyajian/Illustration Works/Corbis hide caption

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The Salt

Moderate Drinker Or Alcoholic? Many Americans Fall In Between

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that 1 in 3 adults drinks excessively. That means eight or more drinks per week for women, and 15 or more drinks a week for men.

Sleater-Kinney's Janet Weiss (left), Carrie Brownstein (center) and Corin Tucker (right) join All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to discuss new album No Cities To Love. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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All Songs Considered

Sleater-Kinney 2.0: The Band Talks About Its First Album In 10 Years

Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss join Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to discuss the band's new album, No Cities to Love.

When beverage companies like Pepsi create ad campaigns with stars like Beyonce, they're trying to appeal to youth, says Jennifer Harris of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. Walter McBride/Corbis hide caption

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The Salt

Soda Companies Step Up Their Marketing To Black And Latino Kids

Black youth saw more than twice as many ads for sugary drinks on TV compared with white children and teens in 2013. Advertising for the drinks on Spanish-language TV also increased by 44 percent.

Daniel Handler — a.k.a. Lemony Snicket — apologized Thursday for his "ill-conceived attempts at humor" during the National Book Awards ceremony Wednesday. Robin Marchant/Getty Images hide caption

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'Lemony Snicket' Apologizes For Jokes At National Book Awards

Daniel Handler, better known as Lemony Snicket, hosted Wednesday's ceremony — and made a few racially charged jokes while doing so. He apologized after a backlash Thursday. Also: A Beach Boy plans a memoir.

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