Tony Simmons leads a group of Johns Hopkins University students on a "justice walk" of downtown Baltimore, where they learn about public policy, providing services, and the connections between income inequality and health. Gabriella Demczuk for NPR hide caption

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Homeless Man Encourages Others On The Streets To 'Get Up'

Tony Simmons is a former heroin addict and drug runner who had been in and out of jail. Today, he helps many of Baltimore's 3,000 homeless residents — with housing guidance, advice and hugs.

A Pakistani polio vaccination worker gives a dose to a child in Islamabad during a 2014 campaign. Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Goats and Soda

For Dollars Donated To Vaccine Campaigns, Norway Wears The Crown

Donations to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization hit $7.5 billion. The UK and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were the most generous dollar-wise. Norway is the per capita champ.

The California Aqueduct carries water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Southern California. It is one of four aqueducts in the region that glide across the San Andreas Fault. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Environment

Southern California's Water Supply Threatened By Next Major Quake SCPR

As if the drought weren't bad enough, four of the area's aqueducts sit on the San Andreas Fault. Engineers are working to protect the water system against the next major earthquake.

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Francisco Fernandez de Alba skis along a recently plowed road during a snowstorm in Providence, R.I., Tuesday. Parts of the state were buried under nearly two feet of snow by early Tuesday afternoon, and more was on the way. Michelle R. Smith/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Winter Storm Winds Down, But Blizzard Conditions Persist

Blizzard warnings were declared from Rhode Island to parts of New Hampshire and Maine Tuesday. Since Sunday, parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts have had more than two feet of snow.

Holocaust survivors light candles during a ceremony at the Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) building for Holocaust Victims Memory Day in Buenos Aires, the site of a deadly bombing two decades ago. Alejandro Pagni/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

On Holocaust Day, Argentina's Jews Despair Over Deaths, Old And New

On a day usually filled with quiet reflection, the Jewish community spoke out forcefully against the president for her handling of a 20-year-old bombing case that remains unsolved.

Elizabeth, a single mother of four, says her village has "lots of electricity." What she'd like is better bus service. Wilbur Sargunaraj for NPR hide caption

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Goats and Soda

How Obama's Visit Played, In The Words Of 4 Rural Indians

President Obama promised $4 billion in investments and loans during his visit to India, with a goal of improving infrastructure and living conditions. He made headlines, of course, but what did the village people think of it all?

Miss Universe contestants congratulate fifth-place-finisher, Kaci Fennell of Jamaica. Many pageant watchers on social media argued that Fennell should have won. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Code Switch

Miss Colombia Wins Pageant; Miss Jamaica Wins Twitter?

Days later, bad feelings linger among the Miss Universe pageant viewers who believe that the wrong contestant won. Many watchers on social media say Miss Jamaica should being wearing the crown.

Bob Belcher, titular hero of Bob's Burgers, bites into one of his creations. Each episode features daily burger specials with chuckle-inducing names. The burgers were born in the show writers' imagination, and brought to life in Cole Bowden's kitchen. FOX/via Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

Watch 'Bob's Burgers'? Now You Can Eat Them, Too

What happens when you try to make a burger out of a pun? One blog, two years, and dozens of recipes later, millions of fans can now cook up their very own Bob's burgers.

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