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NPR Ed

Can A School District Help Diversify A Fire Department?

In an effort to boost diversity and interest in firefighting, the Los Angeles fire department created special career-focused programs in local high schools.

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Looking Back On 50 Years Of Busing In Boston

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Looking Back On 50 Years Of Busing In Boston

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses army troops near Manila on Tuesday. As the U.S. and the Philippines began annual military exercises, the president said it might be for the last time, adding that, "Mr. Obama, you can go to hell." Bullit Marquez/AP hide caption

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He Did It Again: Philippine President Keeps Insulting The U.S. (And Obama)

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Can A School District Help Diversify A Fire Department?

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Meal Kits And Chaos: Report Reveals Unsavory Side Of Blue Apron Warehouse

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Mike Cruse changes his daughter Olivia's diaper, while his 4 year-old son Benjamin and wife, Stephanie, fold laundry in their home in Alexandria, Va. Mike went back to work less than two weeks after Olivia was born. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Stretched: Working Parents' Juggling Act

'I Wasn't There To Help': Dad With Newborn Struggles With Lack Of Leave

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'I Wasn't There To Help': Dad With Newborn Struggles With Lack Of Leave

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Nathan Law, 23, is a former leader of Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement protests against China. Now he is the city's youngest legislator ever, and says he will support additional protests against the mainland. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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At 23, Hong Kong Lawmaker Promises Feisty Protests Aimed At China

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Angela Gui packs for a trip to Geneva for human rights training at the United Nations. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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For Daughter Of Missing Hong Kong Bookseller, Activism Is Not A Choice

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Shots - Health News

Has The Human Life Span Hit The Ceiling?

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Has The Human Life Span Hit The Ceiling?

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Rod Temperton at an event in Italy in 2004. The songwriter penned several megahits of the 1970s and '80s, most notably for Michael Jackson. Frank Micelotta/Getty Images hide caption

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Obituaries

'Thriller' Songwriter Rod Temperton Dies At 66

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'Thriller' Songwriter Rod Temperton Dies At 66

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