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For China's 'Left-Behind Kids,' A Free Lunch

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Slab City is an informal community in the California desert on the site of a former WWII artillery range. The recent recession has sent the town a new wave of people who have fallen on hard times and are looking to escape the burdens of modern life. Gloria Hillard/For NPR hide caption

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Ker Paw Nah, 27, is a supervisor at Pilgrim's Pride. He met his wife, Paw Mu Nar in a refugee camp. Their son, Hai Ler Nah, just turned one. Kate Archer Kent/Red River Radio hide caption

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Founded in 1920, Coney Island Bialys and Bagels claims to be the oldest bialy bakery in New York City. It's now run by two Pakistani Muslim men, who say they are keeping it kosher. Margot Adler/NPR hide caption

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Muslim Men Rescue Bagel Shop And Keep It Kosher

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