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Kindergartners line up on their first day of school at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology in the Lower 9th Ward three years ago. While school leaders say they want diverse schools to reflect the city's population, most schools are still largely African-American. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Parents Push For Diversity In New Orleans' Schools

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Through the lens of evolution, a belief in God serves a very important purpose: Religious belief set us on the path to modern life by stopping cheaters and promoting the social good. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Is Believing In God Evolutionarily Advantageous?

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Beenie Man performs at SumFest in Montego Bay, Jamaica, this past July. Suki MacDonald Kapahi/Summerfest Productions hide caption

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Reggae SumFest Thrives Despite Violence In Jamaica

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In the Gaza Strip, many homes remain in ruins after Israel's military incursion at the end of 2008 crippled the territory. The war destroyed thousands of buildings, but the Israeli government won't allow construction materials in even though there is a dire need. Andrea Bruce/VII Network for NPR hide caption

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Life Amid The Ruins: Gazans Still Feel Under Siege

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Jonathan Franzen is also the author of The Corrections: A Novel and The Discomfort Zone, a memoir. Greg Martin hide caption

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Feminist 'Franzenfreude' Over Raves For 'Freedom'

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Katherine Hamilton during a 1981 hurdles race when she was a sophomore at Berkeley. Later that year, Hamilton quit the team and walked away from her sport, largely because of the prevalence of performance-enhancing drugs at the top levels of track and field. Courtesy of Martha Edwards hide caption

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Athlete's 'Nope To Dope' Became 'No To Sports'

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