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Ruby Corado, second from right, and Selena Cruz whip their hair around playfully while joking with Lazema Mills, left, and Giselle Gartzog, right, at Casa Ruby, a drop-in and service center for transgender people in Washington, D.C. Through the center, Corado helps people find housing, medical care and get food. Lexey Swall/GRAIN for NPR hide caption

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Trans In Transition: Finding Friends And Community In D.C.

While doing a profile of a transgender activist in Washington, D.C., NPR's Pam Fessler heard some touching personal stories from trans women trying to adapt to their new lives.

Kelly O'Keefe is usually volunteering to help others. Now she's accepting help from strangers after her home was destroyed by floods. "It's really difficult to be the one with my hand out," she says. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Wimberley Residents Leery Of River Weeks After Devastating Floods

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Come To Me Lily & Madeleine
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Machine Gun Commodores

Crews perform dredging work along the upper Hudson River in Waterford, N.Y. General Electric's cleanup of PCBs discharged into the river decades ago will end this year. Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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Once Feared, Now Celebrated, Hudson River Cleanup Nears Its End

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Hold Back the River James Bay

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From Bail Bondsman To Teacher

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With My Friends (Instrumental) Aloe Blacc

Ruby Corado, second from right, and Selena Cruz whip their hair around playfully while joking with Lazema Mills, left, and Giselle Gartzog, right, at Casa Ruby, a drop-in and service center for transgender people in Washington, D.C. Through the center, Corado helps people find housing, medical care and get food. Lexey Swall/GRAIN for NPR hide caption

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Trans In Transition: Finding Friends And Community In D.C.

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O Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore! Reconsider!) Sufjan Stevens
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Antonio Sanchez is well known to jazz fans, but the drummer and bandleader got a boost when director Alejandro González Iñárritu chose him to compose a percussion-only score for the film Birdman. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Beat-Man Behind 'Birdman'

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Pathways Of The Mind Antonio Sanchez
Nooks and Crannies Antonio Sanchez

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