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How It All Turned Out: A Kindergarten Story, 13 Years Later

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The Roots Of Consciousness: We're Of 2 Minds

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Suspect Dead After Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice In Virginia

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A Drugmaker Tries To Cash In On The Opioid Epidemic, One State Law At A Time

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Journalists David Gilkey and Zabihullah Tamanna were killed on the road to Marjah, Afghanistan, last year during a reporting trip. Isabel Seliger for NPR hide caption

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Not A Random Attack: New Details Emerge From Investigation Of Slain NPR Journalists

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U.S. Pays Farmers Billions To Save The Soil. But It's Blowing Away

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Countdown Clocks, Morning Cocktails As Former FBI Director Prepares To Testify

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In Southeast Alaska, The Ferry System Is A Lifeline

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What We Know About Reality Winner, Government Contractor Accused Of NSA Leak

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., accompanied by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill last month, following a Republican policy luncheon. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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The Senate's 4 Big Problems With Health Care

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Juanita Milton, who suffers from COPD, uses her nebulizer with albuterol sulfate at her home in Live Oak, Texas. Carolyn Van Houten for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Many COPD Patients Struggle To Pay For Each Breath

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President Trump Decides To Pull U.S. Out Of Paris Climate Agreement

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Jury selection began Wednesday in a defamation case over ABC News' 2012 reports on a South Dakota meat producer's lean, finely textured beef product, which critics dubbed "pink slime." Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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'Pink Slime' Trial Begins, But It's The News Media Under The Microscope

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States eyeing bills on salary history. Brittany Mayes/NPR hide caption

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Proposals Aim To Combat Discrimination Based On Salary History

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Appeals Court Refuses To Reinstate Trump's Revised Travel Ban

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Volunteers distribute free food at the mobile pantry in Hurley, Va. Poverty in the coal-mining region is 29 percent, twice the national average. Unemployment is also high, and younger families are moving out. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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In Some Rural Counties, Hunger Is Rising, But Food Donations Aren't

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Lessons From The Nation's Oldest Voucher Program

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The Chrysler Building is reflected in the side of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in midtown Manhattan. The hotel on East 42nd Street was Donald Trump's first major development project. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Trump Built His Real Estate Empire, Tax Breaks Played A Pivotal Role

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Total Failure: When The Space Shuttle Didn't Come Home

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The Maine Legislature established a high-risk pool for insuring patients with expensive medical conditions, partly funded with a surcharge on all policyholders in the state. J. Stephen Conn/Flickr hide caption

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Secret To Maine's Touted High-Risk Pool? Enough Money

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Joshua Vallum is sworn in before pleading guilty to state murder charges at George County Circuit Court in Lucedale, Miss., last July. On Monday, he was sentenced to 49 years in prison for a federal hate crime — the first such case brought for a crime specifically targeting a victim because of their gender identity. Biloxi Sun Herald/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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1st Man Prosecuted For Federal Hate Crime Targeting Transgender Victim Gets 49 Years

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Author Michael Ruhlman says U.S. grocery stores represent extraordinary luxury that most Americans don't even think about. Kelly Jo Smart/NPR hide caption

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Grocery Stores: 'The Best Of America And The Worst Of America'

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