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College Classes In Maximum Security: 'It Gives You Meaning'

A privately funded program provides higher education to about 300 students in New York state prisons. Graduates are less likely to get in legal trouble after prison but getting hired is a challenge.

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Game over! Harris Cole

Wang Fei, 35, from southwest China's Chongqing region, drove cars for Didi Chuxing, China's main ride-hailing service, from last July until January, when new local rules banned out-of-town cars and drivers, and Didi cut bonuses to drivers. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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In China, Like In The U.S., The Fight Over Ride Hailing Is Local

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Contradiction's Maze (Instrumental) Oddisee & Maimouna Youssef
Aún La Vida Boheme
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In Maine, A Common Language Connects French Canadians, African Immigrants

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Gilbert's Groove Circles Around the Sun
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New Film Spotlights Palestinian Women Navigating Life 'In Between' Cultures

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Bigger Than Home Manu Delago
Lavender Badbadnotgood feat. Kaytranada

President Trump, left, greets House Ways And Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, the lead author of Republicans' tax reform plans, before a meeting to discuss the American Health Care Act on March 10 at the White House. Analysts say the GOP's failure to pass its Obamacare alternative bodes poorly for Brady's tax package. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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What Failure On Obamacare Repeal Means For Tax Reform

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Freedom (Interlude)

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College Classes In Maximum Security: 'It Gives You Meaning'

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Slow Blues Think Differently
Life Itself Glass Animals

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Trump Son-In-Law Jared Kushner To Be Questioned By Senate Intel Panel Over Russia

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Just Like You Bosley

Laurie Holt holds a photograph of her son Joshua Holt, who has been jailed in Venezuela, at her home in Riverton, Utah, in July 2016. "Eventually," she says, "he'll come home and we'll be able to go back to our normal lives. And I can stop crying every night." Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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For Utah Newlywed, An 'Egregious' Prison Stint In Venezuela

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'Open Schools' Made Noise In The '70s; Now They're Just Noisy

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Saving a Life Richard Houghten
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