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Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery's 'Hard History'

A new report says too many students don't know the basics of American slavery and too many teachers feel ill-served by bad textbooks and timid state standards.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (left) chats with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in October. The two negotiated a budget agreement that marks a major breakthrough for a Congress still reeling from a partial government shutdown last month. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Senators Reach 2-Year Budget Deal

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The stock market swung dramatically Wednesday, ending about where it started the day — after record losses earlier in the week. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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White House Says Despite Stock Market Volatility, Economy Is Doing Well

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Be Easy Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

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In True Meta Fashion, These Are Shoes For Your Shoes

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Flashing Lights Kanye West & Dwele
Benson's Rider George Benson
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Ksenia Sobchak, a Russian TV personality with a huge social media following, is running for president in Russia against the incumbent, President Vladimir Putin. Jolie Myers/NPR hide caption

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Meet The Russian TV Personality Running For President Against Putin

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Better Days Graham Nash
Jay Dee 49 - Instrumental J Dilla

Antipsychotic drugs, such as haloperidol and risperidone are FDA-approved for treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but can increase the risk of death in older people who have dementia. Bruno Ehrs/Getty Images hide caption

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Risky Antipsychotic Drugs Still Overprescribed In Nursing Homes

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Mais Tarde Marcelo Camelo
Look (feat. M. Takara & Marcelo Cabral) DJ Mako
Heroin Lou Reed
Dead Swan The Limiñanas

Tanks parade past President Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, during a Bastille Day parade on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Trump Wants Pentagon To Stage Military Parade Down Pennsylvania Avenue

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Behold the Day Wayne Henderson
Bem Tranquilo Jam Da Silva

A woman carries water up a steep hill in the Balukhali Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. Aid workers say these slopes may collapse in the coming monsoon rains. Allison Joyce for NPR hide caption

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Monsoon Rains Could Devastate Rohingya Camps

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An Old Fashioned Man Dan Romer
Here Comes the Rain Again Eurythmics

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Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery's 'Hard History'

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On Jan. 10, President Trump signed into law the bipartisan Interdict Act, to give federal agents more tools to curtail opioid trafficking. But, after declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency last fall, Trump has been slow to request money for treatment, critics note. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Says He Will Focus On Opioid Law Enforcement, Not Treatment

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Farewell Little People

Jessica Porten went to a doctor's appointment with her daughter, Kira, to get help with postpartum depression. She soon found herself in the company of police who escorted her to a hospital's emergency department. April Dembosky/KQED hide caption

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Nurse Calls Cops After Woman Seeks Help For Postpartum Depression. Right Call?

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Jynweythek Ylow Aphex Twin
Rocío Y Corrales (Por Sevillanas) Pedro Soler & Gaspar Claus

Vice President Pence is greeted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Wednesday. Shizuo Kambayashi/AP hide caption

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Pence Starts Asia Trip Amid Signs Of Strain With South Korea

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Olympic Anthem [Instrumental] Starlite Orchestra
GET HAPPY BENNY GOODMAN