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A carry team at Dover Air Force Base trains on the proper protocol for a dignified transfer. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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At Dover Air Force Base, Bringing Home The Fallen With Grief And Joy

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The Outsized Optimism Of The Entrepreneur

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Being Transgender At Work Can Be Hard, But Made Easier With An Ally

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On April 4, 1975, a Lockheed C-5A Galaxy participating in Operation Babylift crashed on approach during an emergency landing at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam. Courtesy of Bud Traynor hide caption

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Remembering The Doomed First Flight Of Operation Babylift

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'This Is Going To Be Too Hard': Keeping Kids From Using Pot

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Nepal Diverts Climbing Fees To Sherpa Welfare Fund

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Working Through Depression: Many Stay On The Job, Despite Mental Illness

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People walk by closed shops in Thessaloniki in March. Greece, though it has once again averted bankruptcy, is still struggling economically. Sakis Mitrolidis /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Greece, Getting By On The Brink Of A Financial Meltdown

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Retired agent Michael Vigil on a search and destroy operation in the Colombian jungle. "As an undercover, you're basically kind of an independent operator ... and it's very addictive." says Laura Brodie, a criminal and forensic psychologist. Courtesy Michael Vigil hide caption

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For Undercover Agents, On-The-Job Adrenaline Can Be Addictive

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The 1988 Kansas Jayhawks hold up their trophy after winning the championship game of the NCAA Final Four Tournament. Susan Ragan/AP hide caption

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For The Underdogs, Winning The NCAA Was Extra Sweet

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Instead Of Tickets, N.H. Police Hand Out Good-Deed Coupons

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UNICEF workers assemble "school infection prevention kits" in Monrovia, Liberia, to stop the spread of Ebola back in January. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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The Truth About Humanitarian Work: High Ideals Vs. Hard Realities

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