Superintendent Jay Badams leads a coalition of students, parents, educators and community members at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., urging lawmakers to alter policies that have left Erie's public schools on the brink of insolvency. Kevin McCorry/WHYY hide caption

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This District May Close All Of Its High Schools; It's About Much More Than Money

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Frank Sinatra was known as a member of the "Rat Pack," along with Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. AP hide caption

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'One More' For Sinatra, Who Took A Stand In Gary, Indiana

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Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, (left) poses with his uncle, Philip Lee, and father Peter Lee (seated) at the younger Peter Lee's home in Pasadena, Calif., in 2013. Gina Ferazzi/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Meet The California Family That Has Made Health Policy Its Business

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Helena Hicks has remained active in Baltimore through eras of desegregation and the drug trade. Now she gives back to her childhood neighborhood, the same one where Freddie Gray lived. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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A Baltimore Civil Rights Icon Is Still Pushing To Help City's Young

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A helicopter flies over a section of Baltimore affected by riots. Richard Rothstein writes that recent unrest in Baltimore is the legacy of a century of federal, state and local policies designed to "quarantine Baltimore's black population in isolated slums." Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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Historian Says Don't 'Sanitize' How Our Government Created Ghettos

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George Stinney Jr. appears in an undated police booking photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. A South Carolina judge vacated the conviction of the 14-year-old, who was executed in 1944, saying he didn't receive a fair trial. Landov hide caption

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S.C. Judge Says 1944 Execution Of 14-Year-Old Boy Was Wrong

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Landrieu's Loss Flips Lingering Holdout Of Democrats' 'Solid South'

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