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Russia-Based Artillery Targeting Ukrainian Troops, U.S. Says

Ukrainian troops camouflage their multiple rocket launcher at a checkpoint in Kryva Luka, in eastern Ukraine, earlier this month. The U.S. says Russia is planning to provide similar systems to the rebels. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Russia-Based Artillery Targeting Ukrainian Troops, U.S. Says

The State Department says it has evidence that Moscow is lobbing artillery across its border at Ukrainian government forces and that the Kremlin plans to ship rocket artillery to the rebels.

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.)

'No Easy Answer': Ex-Baseball Manager La Russa On Legacy, Steroids

Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is introduced before Game One of the World Series in 2011. La Russa will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Sports

'No Easy Answer': Ex-Baseball Manager La Russa On Legacy, Steroids

Tony La Russa, who won more games than any MLB manager in the past 60 years, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Links to steroids have kept notable players of his from getting that recognition.

Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis?

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

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Parallels - World News

Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis?

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

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.

The Evolution Of The 'Esquire' Man, In 10 Revealing Covers

Issued in the midst of the Korean War, this cover makes clear that that even though styles may change, some topics have stayed constant: fashion, sports and scantily-clad women. hide caption

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Men In America

The Evolution Of The 'Esquire' Man, In 10 Revealing Covers

The magazine has helped depict and define American men since 1933. David Granger says male attitudes toward style — and women — have seen big shifts in the 17 years he's been at Esquire's helm.

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