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She's a teenager with a cellphone, surfing the Internet. And she's a Syrian refugee who works in the fields up to 14 hours a day. That's the new life of 15-year-old Fatmeh, seen here in the living room area of her family's makeshift shelter. Dalia Khamissy for NPR hide caption

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How A Top Student Ended Up Picking Potatoes: #15Girls

Fatmeh is one of hundreds of thousands of children who have fled Syria with their families. In Lebanon, she works in the fields up to 14 hours a day, clinging to her dream of going to college.

It's a basement bar in Tokyo, but patrons of Little Texas say the place feels like it's part of the Lone Star State. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Finding A Little Texas ... In The Heart Of Tokyo

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Hillary Clinton reacts to host Jon Stewart on The Daily Show in 2014. According to a new survey, Bernie Sanders' supporters are more likely to watch the show than are Clinton's supporters. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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Whose Supporters Like Cheap Flights, 'The Daily Show' And Fracking?

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Democratic presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig speaks at WIRED BizCon in New York City in 2014. Thos Robinson/Getty Images hide caption

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'Fanciful'? Meet Lawrence Lessig, The Candidate With A Single Issue

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A coal-bed methane well sits abandoned in a pool of water outside Gillette, Wyo. It's more expensive than it looks to clean up. Stephanie Joyce/Wyoming Public Radio hide caption

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With Abandoned Gas Wells, States Are Left With The Cleanup Bill

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BORNS' new album, Dopamine, is out now. Lauren Dukoff/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'It Bathes The Pleasure Centers': BORNS Channels 'Dopamine'

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She's a teenager with a cellphone, surfing the Internet. And she's a Syrian refugee who works in the fields up to 14 hours a day. That's the new life of 15-year-old Fatmeh, seen here in the living room area of her family's makeshift shelter. Dalia Khamissy for NPR hide caption

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A Teen Who Fled Syria Had High Hopes For Her Life In Lebanon: #15Girls

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A Teen Who Fled Syria Had High Hopes For Her Life In Lebanon: #15Girls

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Researchers have used MRI scanners to learn that preemies are born with weak connections in some critical brain networks. iStockphoto hide caption

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Weak Brain Connections May Link Premature Birth And Later Disorders

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Weak Brain Connections May Link Premature Birth And Later Disorders

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Israeli police check Palestinian IDs at a checkpoint in an Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem on Sunday. Palestinian assailants have carried out a series of stabbings and the Israelis have ramped up security measures in the city. Eight Israelis and more than 30 Palestinians have been killed in recent violence. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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East Jerusalem Becomes Focus Of The Conflict, And The Mood Is Bleak

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Proponents of arbitration say the system is more efficient than going to court for both sides, but arbitration can be costly, too. And a 2009 study showed the typical awards in nursing home cases are about 35 percent lower than the plaintiff would get if the case went to court. Heinz Linke/Westend61/Corbis hide caption

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Suing A Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Federal Rules

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