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Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis?

Volunteers such as this woman in Veracruz, Mexico — who's with a group that calls itself "Las Patronas" — throws bags of food and water to migrants headed toward the U.S.-Mexico border. Courtesy of Deborah Bonello hide caption

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Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis?

Many kids and teenagers leave Central America to avoid rising levels of gang violence, extortion and drug trafficking. Sometimes, it's to find their families.

Former Student Dropped Out, But Still Appreciates A Special Teacher

Roger Alvarez (left) did not graduate from high school, despite the efforts of former teacher Antero Garcia. "I just wanted you to know," Alvarez tells him, "I always respected you. ... You looked at me and you paid attention." hide caption

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StoryCorps

Former Student Dropped Out, But Still Appreciates A Special Teacher

Roger Alvarez didn't make it to graduation, but he still wants to thank his high school English teacher. (This StoryCorps interview first aired January 29, 2012 on Weekend Edition.)

Sen. Ryan Unveils His Anti-Poverty Plan, A Rebuke To LBJ Programs

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, speaking before the start of the Virginia GOP Convention in Roanoke last month, has unveiled a new plan aimed at tackling poverty in America. hide caption

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Politics

Sen. Ryan Unveils His Anti-Poverty Plan, A Rebuke To LBJ Programs

The Wisconsin Republican is rolling out a plan that he says will fight poverty more effectively than the programs launched by former President Johnson's War on Poverty. But progressives are skeptical.

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