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A Mom's Life, Rebuilt After Katrina, Wrecked By Baton Rouge Floods

WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio

Myra Engrum works, cares for her son, has friends and is active in church. She's done things "right." But for the second time in 11 years, she's picking up the pieces of her storm-ravaged life.

A Mom's Life, Rebuilt After Katrina, Wrecked By Baton Rouge Floods

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Education

University Of Chicago Tells Freshmen It Does Not Support 'Trigger Warnings'

The school informed incoming students in a welcome letter that they will not be shielded from ideas or materials they may find harmful, but it's not barring individual professors from doing so.

University Of Chicago Tells Freshmen It Does Not Support 'Trigger Warnings'

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In a country where the share of multiracial children has multiplied tenfold in the past 50 years, it's a good time to take stock of our shared vocabulary when it comes to describing Americans like me. Jeannie Phan for NPR hide caption

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All Mixed Up: What Do We Call People Of Multiple Backgrounds?

The share of multiracial children in America has multiplied tenfold in the past 50 years. It's a good time to take stock of our shared vocabulary when it comes to describing Americans like me.

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In Warmer Climate, A Luxury Cruise Sets Sail Through Northwest Passage

Alaska Public Media

Climate change is opening up the Arctic to luxury cruises, including an Alaska-to-New York voyage. The vacation destination takes advantage of warming oceans but raises safety and ethical concerns.

World Scrabble champion Wellington Jighere, 33, (right) is one of Nigeria's many masters. His strategy: "When you are expecting me to do the traditional thing, I will just choose to do something that is uncharacteristic." Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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Goats and Soda

And The No. 1 Scrabble Nation In The World Is ...

Wellington Jighere of Nigeria was crowned world champ last year. He's one of many Nigerians who excel at the game. What's their secret?

And The No. 1 Scrabble Nation In The World Is ...

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Television

'Stranger Things' Creators On Barb, Eleven And How Glitter Delayed Production

Matt and Ross Duffer discuss Barb's realness, actress Millie Bobby Brown's talent ("It's almost freaky how good she is"), and the quirks of working with child actors.

'Stranger Things' Creators On Barb, Eleven And How Glitter Delayed Production

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Shots - Health News

A New Course At Arkansas Colleges: How To Not Get Pregnant

Arkansas, a Bible Belt state that emphasizes abstinence only in high school, is launching a mandatory program in its colleges and universities on strategies to prevent unplanned pregnancy.

A New Course At Arkansas Colleges: How To Not Get Pregnant

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Rough seas prevented the NOAA's Okeanos Explorer from collecting data in the the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in February. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration hide caption

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Protected Marine Area Near Hawaii Is Now Twice The Size Of Texas

The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument was created by President George W. Bush. Now President Obama is quadrupling it in size — making it the biggest marine reserve in the world.

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U.S.

'Mystery Shoppers' Help U.S. Regulators Fight Racial Discrimination At Banks

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is sending undercover operatives to ferret out racial discrimination. They're called "testers" or "mystery shoppers" and pose as customers applying for loans.

'Mystery Shoppers' Help U.S. Regulators Fight Racial Discrimination At Banks

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LISTEN: Maine's Governor Unleashes Obscenities On Lawmaker Who Criticized Him

Maine Rep. Drew Gattine said it was unhelpful when Gov. Paul LePage made "racially charged" statements. In response, LePage told Gattine, "I am after you" — along with much more vulgar remarks.

Ramen will buy anything from smuggled fruit to laundry services from fellow inmates, a study at one prison finds. It's not just that ramen is tasty: Prisoners say they're not getting enough food. DigiPub/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

Ramen Noodles Are Now The Prison Currency Of Choice

Ramen will buy anything from smuggled fruit to laundry services from fellow inmates, a study at one prison finds. It's not just that ramen is tasty: Prisoners say they're not getting enough food.

Activists rally to call for the removal of Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky in San Francisco in June over his ruling in a sexual assault case. On Friday, the judge was transferred from criminal to civil court. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Judge In Stanford Sex Assault Case Is Transferring To Civil Court

Judge Aaron Persky's controversial six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman continues to cast a shadow over his deliberations.

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Media

Has Hillary Clinton Actually Been Dodging The Press?

Clinton has been criticized for failing to give enough access to the press, but she says she's done more than 300 interviews. According to an NPR analysis, that's only part of the story.

Has Hillary Clinton Actually Been Dodging The Press?

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Shots - Health News

Teaching Medical Teamwork Right From The Start

Kaiser Health News

Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic are collaborating to better integrate the training of student doctors, dentists, nurses and social workers. One goal: Reduce medical errors.

Teaching Medical Teamwork Right From The Start

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