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Rashema Melson lives in the D.C. General homeless shelter with her mother and two brothers. "Because you live in a shelter — that's not who you are, that's just where you reside at for the moment," she says. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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At The Head Of Her Class, And Homeless

Rashema Melson is the valedictorian of Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C. She's always excelled at her homework — but for the past six years, she hasn't had a home to do that work in.

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Sonata For Soprano Saxophone & Piano Op 37Alpine 1 Allegro Moderato Chrisopher Bellochs

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A High School Band Where Everyone's Voice Can Be Heard

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Metaclopramide, for guitar Dominic Frasca

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At The Head Of Her Class, And Homeless

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Quiet Dignity Wellstone Conspiracy
Transitions Saxophone Summit
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Helicopter Joan Jeanrenaud, P.C. Muñoz et. al.
Train in the Rain Bruce Cockburn
Boo Boo Stick Beat Chet Atkins
Friendly Travelers Brian Blade & Wolfgang Muthspiel

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Across Europe, Anti-Uber Protests Clog City Streets

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Lo's Garden Kenny Werner
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Bright Mississippi John Stetch

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Orlando Steps Up To Make Its Streets More Pedestrian-Friendly

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Crebwalkin' Vibes
Purple Barbara Dennerlein
Simple Prayer Dave Weckl
Love Is Divine Prague Philharmonic Orchestra