Cyndy Bulson now volunteers at Stocking, helping monitor kids in the morning, serving breakfast and chaperoning field trips. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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What One District's Data Mining Did For Chronic Absence

Three years ago, Grand Rapids' public schools took a hard look at the numbers on absenteeism. They've been able to get nearly half of the students missing school to show up.

Rwanda is known as "le pays des milles collines" — the land of a thousand hills. Weather varies by altitude; for farmers, detailed forecasts can make a huge difference. Francesco Fiondella/International Research Institute for Climate and Society hide caption

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Turns Out You Do Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blew

Rwanda is missing 15 years of weather data. Getting it back would be a boon for farmers. But can it be done?

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Rwanda is known as "le pays des milles collines" — the land of a thousand hills. Weather varies by altitude; for farmers, detailed forecasts can make a huge difference. Francesco Fiondella/International Research Institute for Climate and Society hide caption

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Turns Out You Do Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blew
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Roman Borisovich is a Russian banker-turned-anti-corruption activist and founder of ClampK, the Campaign for Legislation Against Money-laundering in Property by Kleptocrats. Here Borisovich stands in front of a multi-million dollar London house owned by Dmitry Firtash, a Ukrainian billionaire indicted in the U.S. for money-laundering. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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As The Global Rich Buy Up London Homes, Britons Ask If The Money Is Legit
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