Corrections officer Sgt. Charles Galaviz secures an inmate for transfer with handcuffs and shackles Jan. 24 at the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center, in Lexington, Okla. Overtime is mandatory for correctional officers in the state's prisons, which have a manpower shortage of about 33 percent and the highest inmate homicide rate in the country. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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States Face Correctional Officer Shortage Amid A Cultural Stigma WPRN

Administrators are trying new recruiting tactics and offering bonuses to make up for the shortfall. But for now, open shifts in some states have to be covered with mandatory overtime.

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A Lego model of All Souls Church rests on the altar, which was retained when the Bolton, England, church was renovated into an interfaith community center. The model was built by children taking part in an after-school program there. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Religion

In English Town, Muslims Lead Effort To Create Interfaith Haven

A disused church in the northern English town of Bolton has been transformed into a community center where all are welcome. It's the product of years of effort and difficult discussions.

Abortion rights opponent Brian Normile of Beavercreek, Ohio, holds up a poster during a prayer vigil outside Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C., in January. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Abortion Restrictions Complicate Access For Ohio Women

In Ohio, abortion restrictions have helped shut down half the state's clinics that perform the procedure, forcing many women to travel farther away, even to neighboring states.

About 1 in 3 patients with dementia who live in nursing homes are being sedated with antipsychotic drugs, the GAO says. Outside nursing homes, about 1 in 7 dementia patients are getting the risky drugs. Wladimir Bulgar/iStockphoto hide caption

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GAO: Reduce Antipsychotic Drugs For Dementia Patients

They should be given to dementia patients for as brief a time as possible, says an academic specializing in geriatric pharmaceuticals, and only if other therapies haven't controlled extreme syptoms.

Government guidelines say exercising 2.5 hours a week will keep you healthy, but a study says you can get the job done in less time if you rev it up. iStockphoto hide caption

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Walk A Little Faster To Get The Most Out of Your Exercise Time

People who walked briskly for 40 minutes five days a week saw more health improvements than those who walked for an hour a day but were more leisurely about it. Both groups lost weight.

The sun sets as a visitor uses his mobile phone Monday during the opening day of the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Wall Street Journal reporter Ryan Knutson — interviewed from the conference Monday via Skype by NPR's Robert Siegel — says that for some smartphone users, Wi-Fi may be able to replace most of the functionality of a cellphone carrier. Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Wi-Fi Everywhere May Let You Roam Free From Your Mobile Carrier

To get the most out of your smartphone, do you really need a cellphone plan? That's the question a Wall Street Journal reporter tried to answer by relying only on Wi-Fi networks for a month.

A teenage Claudette Colvin refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger during the segregation era in Montgomery, Ala. Courtesy of Claudette Colvin hide caption

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Code Switch

Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus

Claudette Colvin was a 15-year-old student from Montgomery, Ala., when she refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger. But she has been largely forgotten in civil rights history.

Nursery worker Shivkumari Pate leads children in a learning song. Pate works with the nonprofit Jan Swasthya Sahyog, which developed the first network of community nurseries. Ankita Rao for NPR hide caption

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Goats and Soda

How 'Flower Beds' Give Love And Lentils To Moms And Babies

When mothers need day care for their children, the best person to turn to might be another mother. That's the lesson of the new cooperative nurseries in an Indian state.

Some 2.7 million Muslims live in Great Britain. In many cities, though, ethnic neighborhoods are more of a patchwork, rather than a melting pot. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Britain's Muslims Still Feel The Need To Explain Themselves

Many young Muslims say they feel part of their communities in Britain, but have to deal with a range of misconceptions.

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