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Celebrated street artist Keith Haring painted this mural in the stairwell of a former convent in the 1980s. Now, the church that owns the Manhattan building — which offered low-cost housing — says it's suffering financial difficulties and has asked its tenants to leave. But two tenants are fighting eviction and raising concerns about the future of the mural. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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In An NYC Stairwell, One Of Keith Haring's Murals May Be In Peril

The celebrated street artist painted the mural in a former convent that offered low-cost housing in the '80s. Now the church that owns the building is strapped for cash and has asked tenants to leave.

President Obama announced on Tuesday in Laos that the U.S. will provide additional assistance to help remove unexploded bombs dropped by the U.S. during the Vietnam War. "Given our history here, I believe the United States has a moral obligation to help Laos heal," Obama said. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama Pledges To Help 'Heal' Laos, Decades After U.S. Bombings

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The sign on the campus of ITT Technical Institute in West Covina, Calif. Susan Goldman/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Large, For-Profit ITT Tech Is Shutting Down All Of Its Campuses

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Mathematics Mos Def
High Wire Erroll Garner
Garfield's Blackberry Blossom Lyle Lovett
Bullet Girl John Butler Trio

An employee moves cement blocks at the Cement Products Manufacturing Co. facility in Redmond, Ore. Millions of men in their prime working years have dropped out of the labor force since the 1960s. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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An Economic Mystery: Why Are Men Leaving The Workforce?

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Saint Pablo Kanye West

Yuan Shanshan holds her 5-month-old baby on the outskirts of Beijing. Her husband, human rights lawyer Xie Yanyi, was arrested last year on charges of inciting subversion, and she's waiting until he's released to name the child. Xie is expected to stand trial soon. He's among a large number of Chinese human rights lawyers who have been prosecuted in the past year. Anthony Kuhn / NPR hide caption

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New Challenge For China's Human Rights Lawyers: Defending Themselves

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Indigo Road Joey Fehrenbach
Whiplash Hank Levy

Celebrated street artist Keith Haring painted this mural in the stairwell of a former convent in the 1980s. Now, the church that owns the Manhattan building — which offered low-cost housing — says it's suffering financial difficulties and has asked its tenants to leave. But two tenants are fighting eviction and raising concerns about the future of the mural. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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In An NYC Stairwell, One Of Keith Haring's Murals May Be In Peril

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Spring to Come John Butler Trio
Mama Loves Nortec Bostich & Fussible & Bostich + Fussible

President Obama announced Merrick Garland as his nominee to the Supreme Court on March 16 at the White House. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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170-Plus Days And Counting: GOP Unlikely To End Supreme Court Blockade Soon

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Augustine Blood Orange
Bola Bola En El Tres Los Wemblers De Iquitos

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi speaks prior to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump arriving onstage for a rally in Jacksonville, Fla., last month. Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Foundation Faces Scrutiny Too, Regarding Political Contribution

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Stole the Show Kygo
Inchworm Battles

Islamic State fighters march in Raqqa, Syria, in an undated file photo released in 2014. The U.S. has been bombing ISIS in Syria and Iraq for the past two years. A U.S. Army captain has sued President Obama, arguing the U.S. war against the extremist group is not legal because the U.S. Congress has not authorized it. Uncredited/AP hide caption

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When The U.S. Military Strikes, White House Points To A 2001 Measure

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An artist imagines what the surface of the planet Proxima b, orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, might look like. M. Kornmesser/ESO/NASA hide caption

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Why The Discovery Of An Earth-Like Planet Is Such A Big Deal

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Cirrus Bonobo
Moon Little People
Up From the South The Budos Band

Jonathan Safran Foer's new novel chronicles the dissolution of a marriage against a backdrop of global crisis. Jeff Mermelstein hide caption

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'Here I Am' Balances Domestic Strife And Global Crisis

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War No More Tommy Guerrero
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