Maya Angelou, poet in residence at Wake Forest University, talks about the poem she wrote for President Clinton's inauguration from her office in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Sept. 16, 1996. Chuck Burton/AP hide caption

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Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86
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Cyndy Bulson now volunteers at Stocking, helping monitor kids in the morning, serving breakfast and chaperoning field trips. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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What One District's Data Mining Did For Chronic Absence
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Tracy Solomon Clark didn't realize that the shortness of breath and dizziness she felt at age 44 was actually serious heart disease. Benjamin Brian Morris for NPR hide caption

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Hidden Heart Disease Is The Top Health Threat For U.S. Women
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Nancy Shilts helped maintain a round-the-clock vigil at St. Frances X. Cabrini Church Scituate, Mass., for nearly 12 years to protest its closure. Here, Shilts is shown on May 29, before the final service at the church. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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After 11-Year Vigil, Massachusetts Catholic Church Holds Final Service
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Parenting Pitfalls: Renegades, Privilege And Putting On The Boxing Gloves
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A contractor prepares to cut off the top of a coal bed methane well near Gillette, Wyo., in 2015. It's one of thousands of abandoned, plugged wells sprinkled throughout Wyoming and Colorado. Stephanie Joyce/Wyoming Public Media hide caption

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Danger Below? New Properties Hide Abandoned Oil And Gas Wells
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Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks to supporters and delegates at the National Libertarian Party Convention in Orlando, Fla., on Friday. The Libertarian Party nominated Johnson as its presidential candidate Sunday. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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Libertarians Tap 2 Former GOP Governors For White House
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A stately Georgian house at 29 Harley Street is home to Formations House, a company that specializes in creating other companies. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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1 Address, 2,000 Companies, And The Ease Of Doing Business In The U.K.
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Sen. Barack Obama, as Democratic presidential candidate, and former candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton appear together at a Women For Obama fundraiser New York, July, 2008. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Primary Rivalry Making The Democratic Party Stronger Like It Did In 2008?
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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks in front of the Stonewall Inn in 2014 to announce a National Park Service initiative to identify historic sites related to the struggle for LGBT rights. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Long A Symbol, Stonewall Inn May Soon Become Monument To LGBT Rights
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Roman Borisovich is a Russian banker-turned-anti-corruption activist and founder of ClampK, the Campaign for Legislation Against Money-laundering in Property by Kleptocrats. Here Borisovich stands in front of a multi-million dollar London house owned by Dmitry Firtash, a Ukrainian billionaire indicted in the U.S. for money-laundering. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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As The Global Rich Buy Up London Homes, Britons Ask If The Money Is Legit
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Jim Stockdale greets his father, Navy pilot and then-Capt. James B. Stockdale, at Miramar Naval Air Station on Feb. 15, 1973. Courtesy of Jim Stockdale hide caption

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A POW Dad And His Family's Fierce, Loving Allegiance
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Morning at the MSF hospital compound in Bentiu, South Sudan. The two doctors, Jiske Steemsna (left) and Navpreet Sahsi, sit in front of the tents that serve as living quarters for the international workers during their three-to-six-month stints. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Embedded Podcast: The 'High Highs' And 'Deep Lows' At A Doctors Without Borders Hospital
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Stephanie O'Dea came up with a healthy slow-cooker recipe to mimic Colonel Sanders secret-recipe. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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Slow Cook Your Way To The Colonel's Secret Recipe
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