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Melissa Block Looks Back On More Than 12 Years Hosting 'All Things Considered'

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黄梅花, 18岁. 在2008年中国西南方的毁灭性地震中失去了膝盖以下的双腿。今年将要开始高中的最后一年, 这个地方让她学会英语, 参加 SATs (美国高考)并且希望有机会能在美国或者加拿大念书。 Courtesy of Huang Meihua hide caption

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Meihua and her parents shared a room at a temporary school following the earthquake. She's shown here with her mother in 2009, a year after the quake. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Rebuilding A Life Shattered By An Earthquake In China

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70 Years Later, Remembering The Lives Lost And Shattered At Hiroshima

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M.C. Davis, former gambler and businessman, stands in his 54,000-acre preserve, Nokuse Plantation, in the Florida Panhandle. It's the largest privately owned conservation area in the southeastern United States. Matt Ozug/NPR hide caption

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Gambler-Turned-Conservationist Devotes Fortune To Florida Nature Preserve

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Postal Service Slips Up With Special-Edition Stamp For Maya Angelou

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Susan and Bill Dunavan own 80 acres of land in York County. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Nebraska Landowners Sit At The Heart Of Keystone Controversy

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Kurdish Refugees Join Huge Numbers Of Displaced Syrians

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Goodband compares these Knobbed Russets to shrunken heads. Others say potatoes or toads. They're all gnarled and warty and brown, but don't be intimidated: They taste great when ripe. They originated in Sussex, England, in 1819. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Keeping Heirloom Apples Alive Is 'Like A Chain Letter' Over Many Centuries

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'The Talk:' How Parents Of All Backgrounds Tell Kids About The Police

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Shark Encounter Wasn't 'Jaws,' Exactly — But It Was Still Jarring

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Islamic State Video Appears To Show Beheading Of A New U.S. Journalist

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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Restrictions

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