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'We Wanted To Show Children Real Life': Sesame Street's Sonia Manzano

Maria, played by actress Sonia Manzano, and Rosita. Sesame Workshop hide caption

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When The News Is Scary, What To Say To Kids
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'What If We Lived In Two Houses?' Talking Kids Through Divorce
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The Problem With Toy Guns And Princesses
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Death: Talking With Kids About The End
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Talking Race With Young Children
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Is It OK To Lie About Santa And The Tooth Fairy?
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Without enough students to fill up its classrooms, Gaspar Vila Mayans elementary, a public school seated in a low-income area in San Juan, is facing the possibility of closure. Lauren Migaki/NPR hide caption

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School Closures Loom In Puerto Rico As Enrollment Shrinks After Maria

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Two people swim at a beach in Vieques, Puerto Rico. One of the bays on the island is famous for its bioluminescent plankton, which are slowly recovering after Hurricane Maria. Ricardo Arduengo for NPR hide caption

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After Maria, One Of The World's Best Bioluminescent Bays Slowly Begins To Glow Again

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A child rides a bike by a house destroyed by Hurricane Maria in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Ricardo Arduengo for NPR hide caption

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Puerto Rican Island 'Still In Crisis Mode' 3 Months After Maria

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Gregorio Velazquez Rivera, 81, sits inside an abandoned house he now occupies with his relatives after they lost their home to Hurricane Maria in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Ricardo Arduengo for NPR hide caption

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The active part of the landfill in Toa Baja is currently a hot, rancid, open dump. Federal regulations require trash piles to be covered daily with earth. But the site's supervisor says that's currently impossible. José Jiménez-Tirado for NPR hide caption

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After Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles Under The Weight Of Its Own Garbage

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