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Ezzard Turner, a dean at the City on a Hill Circuit Street charter school in Boston, returns students' phones after locking them in pouches for the school day. A new policy at the school aims to literally contain distractions by requiring the phones to stay locked up until dismissal time. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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A School's Way To Fight Phones In Class: Lock 'Em Up

At a Boston charter school, administrators take students' phones and lock them in a soft pouch until the end of the day. "It sucks," grumbles one student.

Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, led efforts to require work for Medicaid recipients while in charge of Indiana's program. She was sworn in as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by Vice President Pence on March 14. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Will Let States Require People To Work For Medicaid

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We Learn Rob Cross
Division Tycho
How We Be Sinkane
Hurt Johnny Cash

Ezzard Turner, a dean at the City on a Hill Circuit Street charter school in Boston, returns students' phones after locking them in pouches for the school day. A new policy at the school aims to literally contain distractions by requiring the phones to stay locked up until dismissal time. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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A School's Way To Fight Phones In Class: Lock 'Em Up

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Light It Up Major Lazer & Nyla

Ranky Tanky's self-titled debut is out now. Reese Moore/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ranky Tanky's Self-Titled Debut Makes Traditional Gullah Songs New

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Egyptian Reggae Jonathan Richman
Indian Summer Jai Wolf
Guayaquil City Mano Negra
C 130 Brownout
Layers Ryan Helsing, Matthew Setz

Noemi Padilla, 47, recently left Tampa Women's Health, an independent clinic in Tampa, Fla. She worked there as a surgical nurse and assisted on abortion procedures up to about 23 weeks gestation. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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The Anti-Abortion Group That's Urging Clinic Workers to Quit Their Jobs

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Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood Me'Shell Ndegéocello

Members of the San Leandro Police Department SWAT Team during a planned training exercise in 2013. The FBI has been monitoring "swatting" — made-up crimes called in to 911 that are designed to get SWAT teams to deploy — for nearly 10 years. Stephen Lam/Reuters hide caption

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Big Tech Improvements To 911 System Raise The Risk Of More 'Swatting'

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Real Friends Kanye West

MaryJane Sarvis, an artist in Shaftsbury, Vt., weaned herself from the opioid painkillers she was prescribed for chronic nerve pain. "I felt tired all the time and I was still in pain," she says. Marijuana works better for her, but costs $200 per month out-of-pocket. Emily Corwin/VPR hide caption

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The High Cost Of Medical Marijuana Causes Pain In Vermont

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Ventania Bixiga 70
Adventure of Buckaroo Banzai Neil Norman
My Blue Heaven Frank Sinatra
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) Bruce Springsteen

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