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Dismissed: Military Families Reunite, Face The Future
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Once the home of Washington, D.C.'s "Black Broadway" district, the Howard Theatre is reopening after decades of inactivity. Tim Cooper hide caption

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In D.C., A Bastion Of Black Entertainment Returns
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In a video from the Horatio Alger Association, William Doré tells of a tense and abusive childhood. Horatio Alger Association/YouTube hide caption

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Betting Big On Santorum, Donor's Motives A Mystery
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An Indian boy carries empty canisters to be filled at a water depot in a New Delhi slum. Data from India's latest census shows that although millions of Indians have access to technology such as TVs and cellphones, many millions more still lack basic amenities such as sanitation and water. Kevin Frayer/AP hide caption

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India's Census: Lots Of Cellphones, Too Few Toilets
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Nikky Finney is an award-winning poet and the Provost's Distinguished Service Professor of English at the University of Kentucky. Noah Adams/NPR hide caption

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The Beauty And Difficulty Of Poet Nikky Finney
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Simone Felice wrote the songs on his new self-titled album while recovering from emergency open-heart surgery. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Simone Felice: The Solemn Sound Of A Brush With Death
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