Students at the University of Cape Town are demanding the removal of the statue of British colonizer Cecil Rhodes. RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Why South African Students Say The Statue Of Rhodes Must Fall

Twenty years after the end of apartheid, South Africa is in its teenage phase: Questioning everything, including the statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes on the University of Cape Town campus.

Frito-Lay reformulated Flamin' Hot Cheetos, a perennial favorite among school kids, to meet new federal "Smart Snack" rules for schools. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Guess What Counts As A 'Smart Snack' In Schools? Hot Cheetos WBEZ

Frito-Lay has reformulated Flamin' Hot Cheetos to meet new federal nutrition standards for school snacks. That's been a big hit with school kids, but the rules' creators say the snack is still junk.

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A window sticker on a downtown Indianapolis florist this week shows its objection to the Religious Freedom bill passed by the Indiana legislature. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Bill Sparks Firestorm Of Controversy

When Gov. Mike Pence signed a law that allows his state's businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples, he could hardly have anticipated the dramatic backlash he's received.

A German police investigator carries a box after searching an apartment believed to belong to the crashed Germanwings flight 4U 9524 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in Duesseldorf, on Thursday. Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Pilot Who Downed Airliner Vowed 'To Do Something' To Be Remembered

Andreas Lubitz is believed to have locked the pilot of the Germanwings Flight 4U 9524 out of the cockpit before deliberately putting the aircraft into a fatal descent that killed all 150 aboard.

Tiny Desk Concerts

Anonymous 4 With Bruce Molsky: Tiny Desk Concert

The a cappella quartet, known for luminous interpretations of medieval pieces, teams up with folk musician Bruce Molsky in music from more modern times — popular songs from the Civil War era.

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, left, and opposition candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, right, prepare to sign a renewal of their pledge to hold peaceful "free, fair, and credible" elections, at a hotel in the capital Abuja, Nigeria, on Thursday. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Amid Violence, Nigerians Go To The Polls To Choose A President

Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces off against former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari in what is being described as the closest contest in the history of the West African country.

Needle exchange programs, like this one in Portland, Maine, offer free, sterile syringes and needles to drug users. The programs save money and lives, health officials say, by curtailing the spread of bloodborne infections, such as hepatitis and HIV. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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Indiana's HIV Spike Prompts New Calls For Needle Exchanges Statewide WFYI

Southeastern Indiana is battling an HIV outbreak. The new cases are mostly linked to injection drug use and have reignited a debate over needle exchanges, which are currently illegal in the state.

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Robert Duncan poses with his wife, Karen, for New York photographer Iké Udé. Iké Udé/Courtesy of Robert and Karen Duncan hide caption

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Nigerian Artist Continues A Family Tradition With 'Sartorial Anarchy'

In Lagos, Iké Udé's family engaged in a West African tradition: photographing people wearing new clothes. Clothing and portraiture are still at the center of the New York-based photographer's whimsical work.

Melinda Townsend-Breslin lost her mother to pancreatic cancer in 2014. The family is still coping with the bills. William DeShazer for NPR hide caption

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Medical Bills Linger, Long After Cancer Treatment Ends WNYC

A woman's family is stuck with medical charges for care she received after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Negotiating relief from the bills has become a part-time job for her daughter.

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