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For Kids With Special Needs, More Places To Play

Parent advocates and a new federal law making accessible play areas a civil right are changing the landscape for public playgrounds.

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Planet Money

White House Kills Dollar Coin Program

More than 1 billion coins are sitting unwanted in government vaults. Ending the program will save an estimated $50 million a year.

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