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Flag bearers Melissa Stockwell and Charles Aoki of Team United States lead their delegation in the parade of athletes during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Buda Mendes/Getty Images hide caption

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Choosing between renting or buying a home? Here are six things to think about as you make the decision. Shannon Wright for NPR hide caption

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Mortgage Rates Near Record Lows. How To Know If Homeownership Is Right For You

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Studies show that when doctors practice compassion, patients fare better, and doctors experience less burnout. Cavan Images/Getty Images/Cavan Images RF hide caption

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How To Buy A House, In 7 Steps

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In a small room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, mail from children is read, sorted into categories and answered by staff — except for the few that are sent every week to President Obama. The letters are eventually stored at the National Archives and will later find a home in the president's library. Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Dale Earnhardt Sr., shown celebrating in the victory lane after winning the International Race of Champions in 1995 in Daytona Beach, Fla., died on Feb. 18, 2001 from injuries in a last-lap crash at the Daytona 500. In one of this week's #NPRreads, a sports reporter remembers that moment. Terry Renna/AP hide caption

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