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Sylvia Mendez was a young girl in the 1940s when her parents fought for Latinos to have access to white schools in the California court case Mendez v. Westminster. They won in 1947. Shereen Marisol Meraji /NPR hide caption

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Before 'Brown V. Board,' Mendez Fought California's Segregated Schools

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New Orleans police investigate a shooting in February. Though the city's murder rate is down for a second straight year, it's still high compared with other cities. Michael DeMocker/The Times-Picayune/Landov hide caption

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New Orleans Police Hope To 'Win The City Back,' One Kid At A Time

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Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel speaks to supporters in Jackson on Thursday. He is challenging Republican Sen. Thad Cochran in Cochran's bid for a seventh term. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Politics

In Mississippi, A Tea Party Challenger Takes On A GOP Institution

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Glenn Greenwald in April, arriving in the U.S. for the first time since documents were disclosed to him by former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Glenn Greenwald: NSA Believes It Should Be Able To Monitor All Communication

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Rep. Linda Sanchez, seen with her son, Joaquin, says balancing her duties as a mother and a member of Congress can be a struggle, but she's lucky to have the flexibility of being a boss. Courtesy of Linda Sanchez hide caption

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For Moms In Congress, Votes Mix With Diapers And School Pickup

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A female forest elephant charges, in Dzanga-Sangha Special Reserve in the Central African Republic. Michael K. Nichols/National Geographic/Getty Images hide caption

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Civil War Invades An Elephant Sanctuary: One Researcher's Escape

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Abu Ghassan (from left), Hassan and Sobhy sit in the lobby of a hotel in Athens, Greece, that blocks out at least 40 rooms each month for Syrian refugees and gives them a discount, on Feb. 11. Though the Syrians have a safe haven at the hotel, Greece as a whole has not been as welcoming. Holly Pickett for NPR hide caption

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Fleeing War At Home, Syrians Reach State Of Limbo In Greece

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