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A Sea Of Ceramic Poppies Honors Britain's WWI Dead

A hundred years after the start of World War I, 888,246 handmade red flowers are filling the moat at the Tower of London — one flower for each British or colonial life lost during the war.

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Summer Camp In State Prison: A Chance To Bond With Dad

A summer camp program takes boys and girls, ages 8-15, to spend time with their incarcerated dads. The kids camp out nearby and go to the prison during the day to do art projects with their fathers.

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Aid Is On The Way For Eastern Ukraine, If Only It Can Pass The Checkpoints

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Summer Camp In State Prison: A Chance To Bond With Dad

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A Sea Of Ceramic Poppies Honors Britain's WWI Dead

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Lois Lowry says she didn't think of The Giver as "futuristic or dystopian or science fiction or fantasy" — it was just a story about a kid making sense of a complicated world. Matt McKee/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Lois Lowry Says 'The Giver' Was Inspired By Her Father's Memory Loss

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A motorcyclist drives past a mural of revolutionary heroes in Managua, Nicaragua. Most streets in the country don't have names. People give directions by using reference points, mostly Lake Managua, when in the capital. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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Navigating Nicaragua: A Lesson In Getting Lost

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Thrity Umrigar has authored six novels and is a professor of English at Case Western Reserve University. Robert Muller/Thrity Umrigar hide caption

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An Unlikely Psychologist-Patient Friendship Unfolds In 'The Story Hour'

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Imogen Heap is set to release her fourth studio album, Sparks, on Aug. 19. Jeremy Cowart/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Painting Her Songs In The Air, Imogen Heap Keeps Innovating

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