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Octopus Genome Offers Insights Into One Of Ocean's Cleverest Oddballs

Octopuses are cool. They can regrow lost arms, change the color of their skin, and are surprisingly smart. Scientists who sequenced the first octopus genome say it's nearly as big as a person's.

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Sisters Francine and Fernanda Gravina have German, Italian, African and indigenous ancestry. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro/NPR hide caption

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Dark-Skinned Or Black? How Afro-Brazilians Are Forging A Collective Identity

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We Can't Ever Die White Arrows
Humpty Dumpty Marc Moulin
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9:20 Special Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

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Octopus Genome Offers Insights Into One Of Ocean's Cleverest Oddballs

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Inside a family's year of kindergarten from KPCC follows the story of kindergartner Gemma Gomez at Eugene Field Elementary, a Mandarin immersion school in Pasadena, Calif. Maya Sugarman/KPCC hide caption

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A Kindergartener's Year In A Mandarin-Immersion School

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Smooth Sailing Leon McAuliffe
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Worth Everything Ever Wished For ... The End Of The Ocean
Feel It All Around Washed Out
Taste of Honey Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass

Schools are sifting through a flood of new products and programs geared toward raising awareness and lower risk for sexual assaults on campus. Mary McLain/NPR hide caption

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Curbing Sexual Assault Becomes Big Business On Campus

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Crosstown Traffic Jimi Hendrix
Mama Loves Nortec Bostich & Fussible & Bostich + Fussible

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