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How Political Miscalculations Led To The Shutdown Standoff

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Bob Adams is a lab animal veterinarian at Johns Hopkins University. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Shutdown Imperils Costly Lab Mice, Years Of Research

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Trombone Shorty, aka Troy Andrews, has started a foundation dedicated to music education in New Orleans. Jonathan Mannion/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Young Torchbearer Lights The Way For New Orleans Music Students

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"Every day I go out and push my son around and fill out applications," Tonilyn Rowe said. "But obviously it's not a good look to walk into a job with a stroller." Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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Is Welfare 'A Rational Alternative To Work'?

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Stones placed on a Jewish grave to show respect for the deceased. Orthodox Rabbi Joseph Telushkin says Jewish tradition holds that there is an afterlife but doesn't encourage speculation on what it might be like. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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For Rabbi, A Just God Without An Afterlife Is 'Inconceivable'

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