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White House Adviser On 'Devastating Consequence' Of Solitary Confinement

This week, the Obama administration banned the use of solitary confinement for juveniles. Valerie Jarrett spoke with NPR about that and the push for changes in the criminal justice system.

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is one of two types thought to be capable of carrying and transmitting the Zika virus. Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Big Zika Virus Outbreak Unlikely In The U.S., Officials Say

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Big Zika Virus Outbreak Unlikely In The U.S., Officials Say

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Patrons of the the New World Mall in Flushing ride the escalator from the food court. The Queens neighborhood has become a hot spot for northern Chinese immigrants in the past few years. The trend has brought a cultural wave of influence on the food and business markets in the community. Cameron Robert/NPR hide caption

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Leaving China's North, Immigrants Redefine Chinese In New York

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Wall listens to violinist Fain perform during the Make Room concert at Wall's apartment in Annapolis, Md. The concert is a fundraiser to help Wall pay his rent and shine a light on the growing lack of affordable housing. Brandon Chew/NPR hide caption

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Modern Rent Parties Highlight The Need For Affordable Housing

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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Health advise against eating any fish from the Lower Passaic because it may be contaminated with toxic chemicals. But Owaldo Avad says he's been catching and consuming fish like these from the river for eight years. Sarah Gonzalez/WNYC hide caption

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New Jersey River Polluters Fund Toxic Fish Swap — But There's A Snag

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Iraqis shop in a Baghdad market back in September. The country is facing severe econoimc problems as the government wages war against ISIS at a time of falling oil revenue. Millions of Iraqis have been driven from their homes, and the country faces huge rebuilding costs in cities damaged by previous fighting. Karim Kadim/AP hide caption

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Parallels

Iraq Faces A Perfect Economic Storm

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Iraq Faces A Perfect Economic Storm

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White House Adviser On 'Devastating Consequence' Of Solitary Confinement

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The Iranian private airline Mahan Air uses Airbus planes, like the one pictured here at Yemen's Sanaa airport in 2015. Tehran is in talks with Airbus to buy more than 100 additional passenger planes. Hani Mohammed/AP hide caption

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As Sanctions On Iran Are Lifted, Many U.S. Business Restrictions Remain

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Actors take a bow after performing in BroadwayCon's opening ceremony, which was a kind of mini Broadway musical. Cheri Root/Courtesy of The Honig Company hide caption

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Young Theater Fans Find Their Tribe At The First Ever BroadwayCon

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