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Jessica Adams formerly worked at the Planet Hollywood casino and resort. Now she teaches fourth grade at Robert Forbuss Elementary School. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Las Vegas: Betting On New Teachers But Coming Up Short

The crowded and fast-growing district is facing a severe teacher shortage.

Dalma Cartagena teaches a class on agricultural science to elementary-school students in Orocovis, Puerto Rico. "I'm preparing them to make good decisions when it comes to the environment and healthy foods," she says. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers

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Jon Rogers is hugged by his wife, Maryellen, following services at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church in Scituate, Mass., in June 2014. Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Boston Archdiocese, Catholic Parishioners Battle Over Church Eviction

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The posterior end of the Loa loa worm is visible on the left. The disease-causing worm can now be located with a smartphone/microscope hookup. That's a big help because a drug to treat river blindness can be risky if the patient is carrying the worm. BSIP/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Smartphones Can Be Smart Enough To Find A Parasitic Worm

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Registered nurses Cassie Gregor (from left), Camellia Douglas and Mike Montalto monitor patients in intensive care units scattered around North Carolina. Kevin McCarthy/Carolinas HealthCare System hide caption

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Staffing An Intensive Care Unit From Miles Away Has Advantages

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Oil pump jacks in Williston, N.D., in December. Oil prices have been on the rise, but some analysts say the global economic slowdown, fracking and the rise of alternative energy will mean less demand and lower prices. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Oil Prices Are Rising Again, But Will They Keep Going Up?

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Loki's Castle, the field of deep sea vents between Norway and Greenland, is home to sediments containing DNA from the newly discovered archaea. R.B. Pedersen/Centre for Geobiology, Bergen, Norway hide caption

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Missing Link Microbes May Help Explain How Single Cells Became Us

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Jessica Adams formerly worked at the Planet Hollywood casino and resort. Now she teaches fourth grade at Robert Forbuss Elementary School. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Las Vegas: Betting On New Teachers But Coming Up Short

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