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Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson enters the ring in Fairfax, Va., at one of the final performances of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Marian Carrasquero/NPR hide caption

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From The Big Top Into The Big World: A Ringling Ringmaster's Final Bow

Johnathan Lee Iverson, the first African-American ringmaster of "The Greatest Show on Earth," helms the famed Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for its last performance this Sunday.

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Lessons From The Nation's Oldest Voucher Program

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Lessons From The Nation's Oldest Voucher Program

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Michael Flynn's Contradictory Line On Russia

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Michael Flynn's Contradictory Line On Russia

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Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson enters the ring in Fairfax, Va., at one of the final performances of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Marian Carrasquero/NPR hide caption

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From The Big Top Into The Big World: A Ringling Ringmaster's Final Bow

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