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Do Parents Really Know What Their Kids Are Eating?
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Lockdowns The Norm For Schools With Frequent Threats
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Young debaters at the Bay Area Urban Debate League in Oakland, Calif., say that there are a lot of differences between the way that they debate the issues and what they see the presidential candidates doing on debate nights. Jenny Bolario/YouthRadio for NPR hide caption

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Teen Debaters Parse Candidates' Style And Substance
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Alejandra Salinas, president of the College Democrats of America, says the group's numbers have been growing in key states like Florida and Ohio. Brett Myers/Youth Radio for NPR hide caption

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Youth Fervor High At DNC, But Lagging Behind 2008
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Young supporters attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. At 42, Paul Ryan is the first member of Generation X to join a presidential ticket. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Paul Ryan's Youthful, But Can He Get The Youth Vote?
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PTSD Isn't Just A War Wound; Teens Suffer, Too
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Juvenile Sentencing Ruling May Affect Michigan Case
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Calif. Schools Try Out A Gentler Form Of Discipline
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Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Find Me A Part-Time Job
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'What's Going On': A New Generation Answers
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Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman makes his way through the media as he leaves a polling station in Manchester, N.H., on Tuesday. He's one of the candidates young Mormons are often asked about as they proselytize. Adam Hunger/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Mormon Missionaries Balance Politics, Proselytizing
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In Iowa, Young Voters Unenthusiastic About Obama
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