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Comedian Aparna Nancherla Makes Light Of The Heavy Stuff

Nancherla is riding high with a new TV special, a tour and a new album, Just Putting It Out There — all while dealing with some difficult personal issues, like depression and anxiety, on stage.

Ruby Lortie (center, wearing black), marches to get out the vote with other fifth-grade students from Boulder Community School of Integrated Studies in Boulder, Colo. Nathaniel Minor/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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These Fifth-Graders Think It's Really, Really Important That You Vote

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What's Hot On Netflix? A Startup Aims To Track Ratings In The Streaming Age

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Frances Kolarek turns 99 next week. She was born three years before women won the right to vote. This election she cast her ballot for Hillary Clinton. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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View From Nearly 99: Frances Kolarek Reflects On Politics And Change

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Two people at a food pantry in Portland, Maine, choose items from a display of produce. Several food banks around the country have been trying something new to get people to choose healthier foods. And it's working. Portland Press Herald/Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Food Pantries Try Nutritional Nudging To Encourage Good Food Choices

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Comedian Aparna Nancherla Makes Light Of The Heavy Stuff

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A recent study from the University of Southern California found that prices charged by hospitals in the Sutter Health system are about 25 percent higher than those of other hospitals in California. Ken James/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Big Hospital Network Cracks Down On The Right To Sue

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Sculptor Mustafa Ali in the Old City of Damascus, at his office, which used to be a synagogue. (Right) His sculptures, made from bronze, wood, marble and other materials, are popular among collectors in the Middle East and Europe. Peter Kenyon/NPR hide caption

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Syria's Leading Sculptor Keeps Creating In A Time Of Destruction

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