Noah Stewart shelters in the closet just 15 minutes before an April 2011 tornado demolished his house. Wearing the helmet may have saved his life, one doctor says. Courtesy of the Stewart family hide caption

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Can Helmets Cut Tornado Deaths? CDC Isn't So Sure

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In the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, thousands of African immigrants, many of them small-scale clothing traders from Nigeria, have come seeking business opportunities. One of the Nigerian traders, who goes by his "designer name" of Niceguy, is shown here in the city's Little Africa neighborhood. Nina Porzucki for NPR hide caption

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In Southern China, A Thriving African Neighborhood

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Teaching The L.A. Riots At Two City Schools

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National Guardsmen watch a business go up in flames in South Los Angeles on April 30, 1992. The riots erupted after a mostly white jury acquitted police officers accused in the beating of black motorist Rodney King. Hal Garb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In L.A., Dreams Of Sunshine Became A Nightmare

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Dilemma For European Banks: Clean Books Or Lend?

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Showdown Looms Over Europe's Largest Shantytown

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Brain Injury Gives Man A Second Chance To Be Kind

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Managing The Gershwins' Lucrative Musical Legacy

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