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Kentucky's Unprecedented Success In School Funding Is On The Line

In 1990, Kentucky did something no other state had ever done: It completely changed the way its public schools were governed and funded. Despite big gains, poor districts still struggle to catch up.

Sauropods were one of the most successful groups of dinosaurs to ever walk the Earth. New research helps explain why. Stocktrek Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Superhearing And Fast Growth ... Scientists Learn Why Sauropods Ruled

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The latest release of James Brown's music, Get Down with James Brown: Live at the Apollo Vol 4, was recorded in 1972 — and finally released this year. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'James Brown: Live At The Apollo Vol. 4' Is A Marvelous And Mysterious Time Capsule

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Dr. Forster Amponsah is one of two surgeons at the Koforidua Regional Hospital in Ghana. Trained in Cuba, he came home because he felt his skills were needed in Africa. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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The Improvisational Surgeon: Cardboard Casts, No Power, Patients Galore

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An independent paper owned by billionaire Russian businessman and Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov — shown here Jan. 11 in New York — is under fire, but the Kremlin says it's not applying pressure on media. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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For Journalists In Russia, 'No One Really Knows What Is Allowed'

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Pop singer Sara Bareilles (right) shares a moment with Jessie Mueller, star of the new Broadway musical Waitress, for which Bareilles wrote the score. Pamela Hanson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music News

Can Pop Musicals Bring New Audiences To Broadway?

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Can Pop Musicals Bring New Audiences To Broadway?

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Jeffrey Heffernan, a 20-year veteran of the Paterson, N.J., police force, was demoted after picking up a campaign sign for the city mayor's opponent. Dale Wetzel/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Sides With Police Officer In Yard Sign Case

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Kentucky's Unprecedented Success In School Funding Is On The Line

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Prince performs at the Grand Palais in Paris on Oct. 11, 2009. Whoever ends up running his estate will face some tough decisions about how to handle his musical legacy. Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Beyond Streaming: How Will Future Fans Discover Prince's Music?

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Beyond Streaming: How Will Future Fans Discover Prince's Music?

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