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Marcus Jade's Tiny Desk Contest entry 'Legs and Bones' speaks to his resilience

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Taryn LaMaison (right) has worked with Brandon Waldrop, 21, for three years through the LifeSet program, which helps young people transition out of foster care and into adulthood. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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18 can mean an abrupt exit from foster care. For some, it's no longer a solo journey

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The kids at West Side Elementary in Healdsburg, Calif., handed out Peptoc hotline cards to the public to help spread the word about the project. Jessica Martin hide caption

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Press 3 for a pep talk from kindergartners. A new hotline gives you options for joy

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Afghan refugees who have settled outside D.C. now help others to do the same

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In Virginia's race for governor, Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin has rallied voters around national cultural divisions playing out in schools in his campaign against former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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As they elect a governor, Virginia voters show how all politics have become national

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Left: In April 2020 Debbie Kosta was on a ventilator for almost a month. Right: "I'm pushing through this COVID long-hauler disease by biking each day," says Kosta. "Going from learning how to walk again to learning how to bike again took me a few months. Now I bike 24 miles up and down the Hudson." Debbie Kosta; Agni Zotis hide caption

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Racked With Guilt, Some COVID-19 Survivors Are Asking, 'Why Me?'

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Four years between albums is not a very long time, says FKA twigs, if that artist writes all the lyrics and melodies and produces their own music. Matthew Stone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'I Found The Key': FKA Twigs Learns To Write For Her Voice On 'Magdalene'

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Deerhunter's Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? comes out Jan. 18. 4AD/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Deerhunter's Bradford Cox On Making Music In Trying Times: 'I'm Just Screaming Out Loud'

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Seventeen-year-old Ahmed Burhan Mohamed has earned the title of hafiz — someone who has not only learned to read the Quran, but memorized it. DIHQA on YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Minnesota Teen Brings Home Top Prize In International Quran Competition

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R. Kelly performs at the 2015 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas. Powers Imagery/Invision/AP hide caption

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#MuteRKelly Co-Founder On The Moment, Her Movement And Its Momentum

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