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Atole de elote is a warm corn drink from Central America. Student Jose Rivas wrote an essay about a weekly tradition of enjoying atole with his late father in El Salvador, and how the drink helped him to feel more at home after he moved to the U.S. Becky Harlan hide caption

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The Salt

Students Serve Up Stories Of Beloved Family Recipes In A Global Cookbook

Many students at D.C.'s Capital City Charter School are first-generation Americans. For a creative writing project, a literacy nonprofit picked a topic everyone could relate to: food from home.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., right, accompanied by the committee's ranking member, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters, on Capitol Hill on March, 15, 2017. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Politics

After A Wild Week, The House Trump-Russia Probe Endures — Barely

Despite howls from Democrats about "extraordinary" conduct and "obstruction of justice," the House Intelligence Committee's probe of potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia goes on.

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Politics

Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings End And The Political Games Begin

The Senate Republicans have the vote and clout to ensure Judge Neil Gorsuch is confirmed as Supreme Court justice. The only question is, how are the Democrats going to play their final losing cards.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Oops ... PAC Runs TV Ads Thanking Some Republicans For Repealing Obamacare

Hours after the GOP-led efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act collapsed, a conservative-leaning group ran ads giving kudos to some members for keeping their promise to replace the health care law.

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Embedded

Police Videos Aren't Going Away. How Can We Learn From Them?

In the era of body cameras and cellphones, the act of seeing police do their job is radically altering the public-police relationship, and changing civilian and police behavior and perceptions alike.

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Music Interviews

When Valerie June Writes Music, It Begins With A Voice In Her Head

The folk-blues singer describes her creative process as "receiving" a song. "It usually starts with one voice," she says, "And as soon as I hear one, then 500 more come in and surround it."

When Valerie June Writes Music, It Begins With A Voice In Her Head

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Arts & Life

We Are All Martha: Alison Wright On How Her 'Americans' Character Became A Hit

Wright plays an FBI secretary who falls in love with an undercover Russian spy. She says Martha is "who we would all most likely be" if we found ourselves in the world of The Americans.

We Are All Martha: Alison Wright On How Her 'Americans' Character Became A Hit

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The Salt

The Pregame PB&J: How The Comfort Food Became The NBA's Recipe For Success

"If there's a locker room that doesn't have it, I haven't seen it," says ESPN reporter Baxter Holmes, who expands on his recent story, which details professional basketball's obsession with the snack.

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A High School's Lesson For Helping English Language Learners Get To College

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Fort Wayne, Ind., is home to one of the largest Burmese refugee populations in the U.S. One public high school there is helping them meet high expectations.

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Charlie and Lois O'Brien pose for a portrait inside their home in Green Valley, Ariz., on March 8. The couple spent six decades collecting more than a million insects. Deanna Dent/ASU Now hide caption

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A Love Story For The Ages, Lots Of Insects And A $10M 'Transformative' Gift

Charles and Lois O'Brien love each other, and they love bugs. The two entomologists have collected more than a million specimens, which they are donating to Arizona State University.

Gov. Gary Herbert resisted recent calls to veto a bill giving Utah the strictest DUI threshold in the country, lowering the blood alcohol limit to .05 percent, down from .08 percent. Last week, demonstrators on both sides of the issue visited the Utah State Capitol. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Utah Cuts DUI Alcohol Limit To Lowest Level In U.S.; Law Also Affects Gun Owners

Utah's new DUI law will also lower the alcohol limit for people carrying guns. The strict law has been controversial in Utah, with hundreds of calls to the governor's office.

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In North Dakota, No Need For A Permit To Carry A Concealed Handgun

The new measure makes North Dakota the latest of about a dozen states to adopt what gun rights proponents often call "constitutional carry," according to the National Rifle Association.

Kendrick Lamar performs in Brooklyn in December 2016. On Thursday night, Lamar released a new song, "The Heart Part 4," that seems to preview a new album by Lamar, to be released on April 7. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for American Express hide caption

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All Songs Considered

Kendrick Lamar Fires A Warning Shot With New Song 'The Heart Part 4'

The new song from the acclaimed rapper, which takes aim at phony rappers and President Trump alike, climaxes with the revelation of his next album's April 7 release date.