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A detail from the north wall of Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry murals shows workers on the automobile assembly line. After Detroit declared bankruptcy, the murals were at risk of being sold. Click here for a larger view. Detroit Institute of Arts hide caption

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Fine Art

In Detroit's Rivera And Kahlo Exhibit, A Portrait Of A Resilient City

This is the first exhibit to focus on the time Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo spent in Detroit. It's a big step for the Detroit Institute of Arts as it recovers from the tumult of the city's bankruptcy.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he won't let the chamber vote on Loretta Lynch — the nominee to become the next attorney general — until the Senate passes its human trafficking bill. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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It's All Politics

Missed Abortion Language Tangles Senate's Trafficking Bill

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Missed Abortion Language Tangles Senate's Trafficking Bill

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Kristen Hannah Perez, a low-income, high-achieving student from Celina, Texas, plans to attend Dartmouth€ College next fall. Shereen Meraji/NPR hide caption

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Why Many Smart, Low-Income Students Don't Apply To Elite Schools

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Jonathan Keleher talks with a colleague, Rafael Wainhaus, at work. Keleher was born without a cerebellum, but his brain has developed work-arounds for solving problems of balance and abstract thought. Ellen Webber for NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Clues To Autism, Schizophrenia Emerge From Cerebellum Research

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Clues To Autism, Schizophrenia Emerge From Cerebellum Research

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The California Supreme Court ban prohibits state judges from belonging to nonprofit youth organizations that practice discrimination. That includes Boy Scouts, which has restricted gay troop leaders. David Manning/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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California Judges Must Cut Ties With The Boy Scouts

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A detail from the north wall of Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry murals shows workers on the automobile assembly line. After Detroit declared bankruptcy, the murals were at risk of being sold. Click here for a larger view. Detroit Institute of Arts hide caption

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In Detroit's Rivera And Kahlo Exhibit, A Portrait Of A Resilient City

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Doug Quinn's ranch house in Toms River, N.J., was heavily damaged by flooding during Hurricane Sandy. His insurance company gave him half the value of his home and when he appealed, FEMA sided with the insurance company. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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FEMA's Appeals Process Favored Insurance Companies Almost Every Time

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A platform owned by Mexico's state-run oil company Pemex is seen off the Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico. The country has recently opened up its energy sector to foreign investors. Victor Ruiz/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Excitement Over Mexico's Shale Fizzles As Reality Sets In

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An attempt to build the perfect cockroach cyborg. Carlos Sanchez, Ph.D. student of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University hide caption

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Carlos Sanchez, Ph.D. student of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University

All Tech Considered

What Cockroaches With Backpacks Can Do. Ah-mazing

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What Cockroaches With Backpacks Can Do. Ah-mazing

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The newest album by The Muffinz, Do What You Love, tackles heavy issues such as politics, race and education. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In South Africa, Soulful Music Delivers Serious Messages

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