Syrians Anxious About Worsening Humanitarian Crisis

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The local playground's design doesn't work for Emmanuel, shown here with his family. The loose surface hampers his wheelchair, and there are no ramps to help him get onto the play structures. Julie Caine for NPR hide caption

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New Accessible Playground Rules May Not Go Far Enough

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Brooklyn Fisher rolls down the ramp on the playground named for her in Pocatello, Idaho. The playground was built using accessible features so children of all abilities could play alongside each other. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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For Kids With Special Needs, More Places To Play

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Candy-flavored cigars like these in a shop in Albany, N.Y., are the focus of efforts to restrict sales of sweet-flavored tobacco. Hans Pennink/Associated Press hide caption

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Sweet Cigarillos And Cigars Lure Youths To Tobacco, Critics Say

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Katie Doderer, with dad Mark, big sister Emily, and mom Marcy, has a rare medical condition that requires 24-hour use of a ventilator. courtesy of the Doderer family hide caption

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Kids With Costly Medical Issues Get Help, But Not Enough

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Florida Deaths Raise Questions About Child Welfare System

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Is It Time To Get Rid of IQ Tests In Schools?

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Will 'Safe Passage' Routes Really Keep Chicago Kids Safe?

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Child Safety: Stranger Danger Warning Needs Updating

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