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On Wednesday, Lifetime premiered BAPs, a reality show that follows "an exclusive, privileged and affluent group of African American friends from St. Louis who self-identify as 'BAPs' — Black American Princesses and Princes." Richard Knapp hide caption

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At Yume Wo Katare, eating ramen is treated as a path to personal fulfillment. Andrea Shea for WBUR hide caption

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In This School, Class Is A Workshop And Experiments Are Mandatory


An innovative approach to learning amid turmoil in the Philadelphia School District.

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During the Apollo 12 mission, astronaut Alan Bean holds a container of lunar soil. The astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad, who took the photograph, is reflected in Bean's faceshield. Bean says he used to think that in his lifetime, we'd build a base on the moon and start preparing to travel to Mars. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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In Oracle, Ariz., on Tuesday, protesters gather near the entrance to a juvenile facility in an effort to stop the arrival of a busload of Central American immigrant children. The bus never arrived. Matt York/AP hide caption

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