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Criminologist Joseph Richardson is skeptical that the federal government alone can solve the data problem for police shootings. "There has to be a more pioneering, innovative approach to doing it," he says. Spotmatik/iStockphoto hide caption

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A mother watches a video taken of herself playing with her daughter while at Bellevue Hospital in New York for a checkup. Brenda Woodford provides coaching on parenting skills. Courtesy of Children of Bellevue Archives hide caption

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When Mary asked Helen what she wants for Christmas, Helen said: "All I ask is to be in good spirits and in good health so I can come and show myself off when we have the party." Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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When Mom Has Alzheimer's, A Stranger Comes For Christmas

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After protests on Mizzou's campus became national news, the community is trying to figure out how to move forward. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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"You just want to be heard." — Aliyah Sulaiman

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Ken Griffiths of Merion Cricket Club bowls to Richard O'Brien of Philadelphia Cricket Club, as Andrew Owens umpires. P. Clarke Thomas/P. Clarke Thomas hide caption

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Bowling For A Comeback: Cricket Makes Its Bid For The Big Time

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Before their performance, three members of the Amazonas Del Dorado watch the men's roping and riding competitions. Vanessa Rancano/NPR hide caption

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With Sombreros And Sidesaddles, Virginia Women Renew A Mexican Tradition

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With Sombreros And Sidesaddles, Virginia Women Renew A Mexican Tradition

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A still image from Guillermo del Toro's new movie, Crimson Peak. Twenty-two percent of audiences on any given weekend are Latino. But when it comes to horror films, that proportion jumps to as much as half the box office. Universal Pictures hide caption

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Why Latinos Heart Horror Films

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Wing Gourds: According to Phil Rupp, president of Rupp Seeds, many years ago an Amish woman from Pennsylvania sent Phil's father, Roger Rupp, then head of the company, photos of an interesting gourd she'd developed. Roger hadn't seen anything like them, so he agreed to market them. The woman sent in some seeds, and from there Rupp's popular line of wing gourds was born. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Good Gourd! What's With All The Weird-Looking Squash?

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