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For At-Risk Kids, Mentors Provide Far More Than Just Homework Help

At Baltimore's Renaissance Academy High School, mentors help students cope with the trauma in their daily lives. The principal says the aim is not just to keep boys in school, but to keep them alive.

Carson Brown, a 30-year-old photographer, constructs a sculpture at Meijer, a large retailer in Michigan. Doug Coombe hide caption

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Cleanup In Aisle 5: Impromptu Art Or Just A Big Mess?

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We Are All Right Here Melodium
Germanic Deceptikon

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For At-Risk Kids, Mentors Provide Far More Than Just Homework Help

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Ping Hauschka
Oh So Protective One Girls
Composure B. Fleischmann
Volcano Damien Rice
Squirrel of Possibility Punch Brothers

Mary Lee Kingsley waits for a bus in Montgomery County, Md. The bus stop has a big LED screen with a map displaying the current location of buses and when they will arrive. Franklyn Cater/NPR hide caption

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Apps, Maps And Head Counts Transforming Public Transit

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#NoCarForMe: Tell Us About Unconventional Means Of Transport Around You

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Trans Mojave Martin Tillman
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Great Design Black Marble

After struggling at the GOP presidential debate, Jeb Bush took his case straight to New Hampshire, where he addressed a crowd outside Geno's Chowder and Sandwich Shop in Portsmouth, N.H. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Under Pressure After Debate, Bush Insists He's Not Dead Yet

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Germanic Deceptikon
Spectre Tycho
Great Pumpkin Waltz Vince Guaraldi & Vince Guaraldi Trio
Dancing on Glass St. Lucia
Dinosaur Song Johnny Cash

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This November, Will Kentucky Stop Voting Like It's 1865?

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The Fall Apart Song Podington Bear
Boogie Man Sid Phillips and His Melodians

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Why Is It So Hard To Save Gulf Of Maine Cod? They're In Hot Water

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It's Astounding ... Time Is Fleeting ... And 'Rocky Horror' Is 40

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THE TIME WARP THE ROCKY HORROR CAST
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