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When Kendra Beaudoin first got to the University of Michigan campus, she didn't understand crosswalks: "Those don't exist where I lived." Diane Weiss for The Hechinger Report hide caption

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'Going To Office Hours Is Terrifying' And Other Tales Of Rural Students In College

The Hechinger Report

Some colleges are extending scholarships and other help to rural high school grads. They see benefits to diversity — and their own bottom lines — in having rural students on their campuses.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto at a city climate action event in San Francisco in September. Peduto is representing U.S. mayors at the United Nations climate meeting underway in Katowice, Poland, this week. Josh Edelson /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mayors And Governors Rebut Trump Administration Position At Climate Summit

Federal officials at the U.N. climate meeting are ignoring climate science and touting coal and fossil fuels. But local and state authorities pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on their own.

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Vitamin Treatment For Sepsis Is Put To The Test

Researchers have devised a large clinical study to quickly assess whether one doctor's apparently effective treatment for deadly sepsis is a fluke or worthy of widespread use.

Vitamin Treatment For Sepsis Is Put To The Test

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Keri Blakinger spent nearly 2 years incarcerated on narcotics charges before becoming a criminal justice reporter for the Houston Chronicle. Nicole Hensley/Houston Chronicle hide caption

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From Convict To Criminal Justice Reporter: 'I Was So Lucky To Come Out Of This'

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Keri Blakinger spent nearly two years locked up on narcotics charges before becoming a journalist. "I've been so privileged in so many ways to end up with hope and second chances," she says.

Contractors work to reinforce a section of the U.S. border wall in San Diego where scores of Central American migrants have crossed illegally in recent weeks, shot through the fence from Tijuana, Mexico. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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FACT CHECK: Trump Says 'A Lot Of Wall Has Been Built' As He Demands Funding For More

President Trump is threatening a government shutdown if he doesn't get funding to build his border wall. In a meeting with Democratic leaders, he said, "tremendous amounts of wall have been built."

Green's daughter-in-law, Jessica Green, gives him an infusion of Radicava. Last year, the FDA approved the new drug, which has been shown to slow the progress of what's currently a fatal disease. Heather Ainsworth for NPR hide caption

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Former NFL Player Tim Green Has A New Opponent — ALS

Green, a well-known voice on NPR in the 1990s, is one of a growing number of former football players with the degenerative illness also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. And he's not hiding it.

Former NFL Player Tim Green Has A New Opponent — ALS

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A French soldier stands guard at the Christmas market in Strasbourg, in front of the city's cathedral, on Wednesday, as policemen conduct a search for the gunman who opened fire on a crowd the night before. Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Manhunt Underway For Suspect In Attack On French Christmas Market

On Tuesday evening, a man opened fire on the famous market in Strasbourg, France, killing two people and leaving a third brain dead. Hundreds of law enforcement officers are searching for the suspect.

Flanked by attorney Ben Crump, Emantic Bradford Sr. discusses the results of a forensic examination on his son Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr., who was fatally shot by police after a shooting in a shopping mall on Thanksgiving day, after being mistaken for a suspect. Jay Reeves/AP hide caption

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More Police Training Is A Key To Determining Who Is A 'Good Guy With A Gun'

Two black men killed by police recently in Alabama and Illinois were mistaken as suspects. Both were armed. Police trainers say there are steps departments can take to help prevent deaths.

More Police Training Key To Determining Who Is A 'Good Guy' With A Gun

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Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko performs a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Tuesday. Kononenko and Sergei Prokopyev are inspecting a section where a mysterious leak appeared on Aug. 30. NASA via AP hide caption

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Cosmonauts Slice Spacecraft For Clues To Cause Of Mysterious Hole

A small hole in spacecraft Soyuz MS-09 has sparked an investigation into its origin. Cosmonauts spent hours on a spacewalk to gather samples in hopes of determining its cause.

Jobs with CBP have been notoriously difficult to fill, in large part because of the polygraph exam applicants are required to undergo. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Customs And Border Protection Paid A Firm $13.6 Million To Hire Recruits. It Hired 2

A report by the Office of the Inspector General revealed Accenture, contracted to help hire 7,500 new agents, is "nowhere near" completing its goals and "risks wasting millions of taxpayer dollars."

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Code Switch's 2018 Book Guide

We checked in with authors, poets and great literary minds to see what books they think everyone should read this holiday season.

Code Switch's 2018 Book Guide

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A judge in Texas on Monday accepted a plea bargain that allows Jacob Anderson, a former Baylor University fraternity president accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party, to avoid serving jail time, marking at least the third time the judge has approved probation for men accused of sexually assaulting Baylor students. McLennan County Sheriff's Office via AP hide caption

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Texas Judge Allows Former Baylor Frat President To Sidestep Rape Charge

Jacob Anderson pleaded no contest to unlawful restraint and won't have to register as a sex offender. He worked out a plea deal with prosecutors that requires counseling, but no time behind bars.

Marriott said that for as many as 500 million guests of its Starwood network, which includes Westin hotels like this one in Philadelphia, the compromised data includes dates of birth and passport numbers. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Chinese Hackers Are Likely Responsible For Marriott Data Breach, Reports Say

Chinese state hackers most likely attacked the reservation system at Marriott's Starwood chain, obtaining details of 500 million guests, according to people familiar with the U.S. investigation.

A man displays a rare cut from the film The Shining. The movie was recently added to the National Film Registry, as announced Wednesday. Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Jurassic Park,' 'The Shining,' And 23 Other Movies Added To National Film Registry

Not a "best" list, the Library of Congress' registry is intended to keep a record of American culture as represented through film; this year's selections admit more diverse styles and stories.

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