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The port city of Mbandaka on the Congo River is a major commercial and transportation hub 500 miles from the capital city of Kinshasa. Shoppers and merchants trade in the city's outdoor markets. Jonathan Blakley/NPR hide caption

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Africa Commerce, Conflict Coexist On The Congo

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Eggs apparently contaminated with salmonella bacteria have made more than a thousand people sick in the U.S., prompting a massive recall and renewed scrutiny of the nation's food safety program. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tainted Eggs Renew Calls For Food Safety Overhaul

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In a French cemetery in 1939, two members of the British Expeditionary Force observe the traditional two-minute silence on Nov. 11 -- Armistice Day. Post-World War I Britain is the focus of Juliet Nicolson's The Great Silence, one of Tina Brown's most recent recommended reads. Fox Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: Stories Of Survival

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After Hurricane Katrina hit five years ago, Donnell Bailey was displaced to Houston. There, the 10-year-old was placed in a national charter school known as KIPP. At first, Donnell acted out. But eventually, he turned his behavior around -- and when he moved back to Louisiana, he was placed in another KIPP school, which eventually recommended him to a private school. Now, Donnell is a sophomore at the Metairie Park Country Day School in Metairie, La., and is class president. Katie Hayes/NPR hide caption

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Kids Face Differing Realities In New Orleans Schools

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Betty and Jack O'Connor want to stay in their Chevy Chase, Md., home as they age and are trying to create a network of volunteers in their neighborhood, called a "village," to help them with tasks they can no longer handle. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Aging At Home: Helping Seniors Stay Put

'Villages' Help Neighbors Age At Home

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