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Young Entrepreneurs Find Funky Niche In Products 'Made In Ukraine'

Startups and boutique designers make up a small part of Ukraine's economy. But they're making everything from socks to streetwear — and are gaining skills essential for the country's development.

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Young Entrepreneurs Find Funky Niche In Products 'Made In Ukraine'

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Mona Haydar (center), a Syrian- American artist from Flint, Mich., released her first rap song, "Hijab," along with an accompanying video. Mona Haydar/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Hijabi Artist Channels Beyoncé For Debut Of Her 'Resistance Music' And Video

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Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) Digable Planets

After David Wiley was laid off from the grueling day to day of the coal mining industry, he found a new livelihood working for STAT EMS in Pineville, W.V. Alexi Horowitz-Ghazi/NPR hide caption

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From Risking His Life To Saving Lives, Ex-Coal Miner Is Happy To Take The Paycut

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