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President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have selected Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side to build President Barack Obama's presidential library near the University of Chicago, where Obama once taught constitutional law. Paul Beaty/AP hide caption

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Lots of colleges have these reading programs; some are just for freshmen, and for others, the entire campus or local community joins in. The idea is that books will stir discussion — and unite a class or campus around a topic. Photo Illustration by Ruby Wallau/NPR hide caption

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Transgender Student Files Suit Against School District, Alleging Discrimination

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Clinton's Free-Tuition Promise: What Would It Cost? How Would It Work?

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From Mozart To Mr. Rogers: Literacy, Music And The Brain

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Administrators at Phillips Exeter Academy prep school admit they mishandled a recent case of sexual assault, and say they will hire a new staff member to deal with future allegations. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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