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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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Patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border can be dangerous. Still, critics say there isn't enough public accountability when Border Patrol agents use deadly force. Eric Thayer/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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U.S. Border Patrol's Response To Violence In Question

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Wednesday

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Eddie Ramirez, 15, outside his mobile home in Snow Hill, N.C. He's been working in tobacco fields during the summer for several years. Will Michaels for NPR hide caption

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Around the Nation

Too Young To Smoke, But Not To Pick Tobacco

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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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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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The Two-Way

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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She Votes

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

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Kalron and his team have set up video cameras that transmit real-time images of the bai via satellite. Courtesy of Maisha Consulting hide caption

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Former Commando Turns Conservationist To Save Elephants Of Dzanga Bai

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President Obama surveys tornado damage with Vilonia, Ark., resident Daniel Smith on Wednesday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's All Politics

At Times All A President Can Say After Disaster Is, 'We're Here'

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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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With their matching blue wigs, the dancers in the Palm Springs Follies chorus (they're called the "long-legged lovelies") give a whole new meaning to the cliche "blue-haired old ladies." Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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Theater

Dancers Find A Second Act At Palm Springs Follies

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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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Parallels

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

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