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Greg O'Brien (left), with Colleen, Mary Catherine, Conor, and Brendan O'Brien, has been grappling with Alzheimer's disease for the last five years. Courtesy Greg O'Brien hide caption

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After Alzheimer's Diagnosis, 'The Stripping Away Of My Identity'

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Tyfanni Edwards and Dominique Bell, both 19, have part time jobs and also attend Berkeley City College part time. Brett Myers/Youth Radio hide caption

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The True Costs Of Community College

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New apartment buildings are replacing empty lots in Mantua, one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods. Will Figg for NPR hide caption

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University Re-Imagines Town And Gown Relationship In Philadelphia

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Emily Neblett, a patient at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., demonstrates circuit pieces from the mobile maker space that are connected by magnets. Noah Nelson/Youth Radio hide caption

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'Maker Space' Allows Kids To Innovate, Learn In The Hospital

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The California Aqueduct carries water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Southern California. It is one of four aqueducts in the region that glide across the San Andreas Fault. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Southern California's Water Supply Threatened By Next Major Quake

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Free Syrian Army fighters run behind sandbags in Daraa Al-Mahata, in southern Syria, on Jan. 21. Many moderate rebels joined the uprising to fight against President Bashar Assad, but the U.S. plans to train them to fight the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Wsam Almokdad/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Syrian Rebels Want To Fight Assad, But Now They'll Face ISIS

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Allison Begalman, a student at the University of Southern California, wears goggles and headphones to experience a virtual mortar strike on civilians in Aleppo, Syria. James Delahoussaye/NPR hide caption

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Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

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When he was 59 years old, Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Five years later, he is speaking publicly about his experience, even as his symptoms worsen. Courtesy of Greg O'Brien hide caption

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'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You've Got Alzheimer's?'

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Bradley Cooper stars in American Sniper, based on the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Warner Bros. hide caption

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'American Sniper' Exposes Unresolved Issues About The Iraq War

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A Philadelphia police officer demonstrates a body-worn camera being used as part of a pilot project last December. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Police Departments Issuing Body Cameras Discover Drawbacks

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President Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to implement a strict policy of net neutrality and to oppose content providers in restricting bandwidth to customers. Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images hide caption

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The Battle Over Open-Internet Rules Shifts To Congress

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Dr. Stephen Teach helps Jeffery Ulmer listen to his daughter Alauna's asthmatic breathing at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Alauna's mother, Farisa, holds her. The District has one of the highest rates of pediatric asthma in the country. Jahi Chikwendiu/Washington Post hide caption

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The City Might Not Be To Blame For High Asthma Rates

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The Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act allocates grant money to states, which are supposed to protect young offenders and make sure they're not housed with adult criminals. Whistleblowers say they've spent years flagging problems with the programs. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Whistleblowers Say DOJ Grants Failed To Protect Kids Behind Bars

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Suzan Shown Harjo points to a signature on Treaty K at the National Archives. The document will be on display in 2016 at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian for an exhibit on treaties curated by Harjo. James Clark/NPR hide caption

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Broken Promises On Display At Native American Treaties Exhibit

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Robert Duvall (right) was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Judge, which also starred Robert Downey Jr. The nomination left many critics scratching their heads. Claire Folger/AP hide caption

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And The Oscar Goes To ... Wait, Who Hasn't Had One In A While?

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