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Sounds From The First Day Of School

Millions of children are heading back to school, and to mark the traditional start of the school year, we've asked reporters from member stations around the country to bring us the sounds.

A box of chicken eggs painted to look like marbled murrelet eggs. The eggs contain a chemical that induces vomiting. Scientists are trying to teach the endangered bird's predator, a type of jay, to avoid murrelet eggs. Lauren Sommer/KQED hide caption

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To Save A Species, Scientists Trick Jays With An Egg Bait-And-Switch

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Page County, Va., Sheriff John Thomas received an MRAP for his department in May. "Is it overkill? Yeah, it is. I mean, for our use, it's more armor than we need. But it's free," he says. David Welna/NPR hide caption

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Should Local Police Get The Military's Extra Armored Trucks?

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Mike Buchanan gives his presentation, "Let's Get Political," at the International Conference on Men's Issues, held in June near Detroit. Buchanan founded a political party in the U.K., Justice for Men & Boys, in 2013. Fabrizio Costantini/Getty Images hide caption

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For Men's Rights Groups, Feminism Has Come At The Expense Of Men

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Actor and typewriter aficionado Tom Hanks says typing on a typewriter "is only a softer version of chiseling words into stone." iStockphoto hide caption

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In Tom Hanks' iPad App, Typewriters Make Triumphant Return (Ding!)

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Sinkane's new album, Mean Love, is out now. Martine Carlson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sinkane Makes Music For An Open World

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