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Does Handing Out Sanitary Pads Really Get Girls To Stay In School?

A new study tries to find out what happens when girls in the developing world are on their period. And it's complicated.

Goldrush The Herbaliser
Late Late Party The Martinis

Taylor Mac, performing at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn in October. "It felt a little bit like a ritual sacrifice," Mac says. "I came home and I fell asleep at the dinner table." Teddy Wolff/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Taylor Mac On Making A Better World In 24 Hours

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Go!Amigo TF Boys
When They Fight They Fight Generationals

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Does Handing Out Sanitary Pads Really Get Girls To Stay In School?

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White Chapel Melodium
Nevergreen Emancipator
It's a War Blackbird Blackbird
Jessfield Park The Shanghai Restoration Project
House of the Rising Sun Ramin Djawadi

Almothana Alhamoud (second from left) with his family in Chicago. From left to right are his sister, Fatina; their father, Abdel Bari; their mother, Alia; and his other sister, Rowan. Alhamoud earned a computer engineering degree in Syria, but when he came to the U.S., he initially worked as a cashier. The group Upwardly Global helped him find a job in IT. Deb Amos/NPR hide caption

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How One U.S. Group Turns Migrants Into Employees

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Musicology Prince
Awake Tycho

Untold RVA's tour guide, historian Free Egunfemi, sits inside Sweet Tea's Southern Cuisine, a restaurant with a history in the Underground Railroad. Kelley Libby/Localore hide caption

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Historian Goes Underground To Shed Light On Richmond's Role In Slave Trade

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Bidual Melodium
Set Fire to the Rain (Adele Cover - Instrumental) Gavin Mikhail

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In The Colorist, Emiliana Torrini Has Met Her True Match

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Speed of Dark Emiliana Torrini
I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire The Ink Spots
International Date Line Ducktails
Getting To Know You Deborah Kerr & Marni Nixon
Lady Luck Richard Swift

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