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Casting Aside Shame And Stigma, Adults Tackle Struggles With Literacy

Over the past 25 years, U.S. adult literacy rates have not improved. Learning how to read, one adult learner says, is like "opening up a Christmas present every day."

Keep on Pushin Blktop Project
Restless Fugitive Willy Mason
Welcome State Elder Island
Shame, Shame Dr. Dog
Citizen Of Glass (Instrumental) Agnes Obel

Dr. Bennet Omalu, shown here in New York City on Dec. 16, 2015, is a pathologist best known for researching NFL brain injuries. On Dec. 5, 2017, Omalu resigned from the San Joaquin County coroner's office accusing Sheriff-Coroner Steve Moore of interfering with death investigations to protect law enforcement officers. Evan Agostini/Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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In California, Critics Say Sheriff-Coroner Gig Is A Conflict Of Interest

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Buho Ash Black Bufflo
Elemental Robin Guthrie

Bridges' sophomore album Good Thing reflects the singer's sonic maturation. Jack McKain/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Leon Bridges Remixes His Retro Style To 'Move The Sound Forward'

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An Evening I will Not Forget Dermot Kennedy
Brooklyn, film score [Bookkeeping Class] Michael Brook, Nick Ingman (conductor)

An artist's rendition of NASA's InSight lander, which is expected to launch on Saturday morning. InSight will monitor the Red Planet's seismic activity and internal temperature. NASA/JPL-CalTech hide caption

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NASA Is Heading Back To Mars To Peer Inside The Red Planet

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Lemongrass Kyoto Garden
III Bersarin Quartet

Dylan Marron reaches out to people who leave angry messages on his videos and talks with them about what made them so mad. "Empathy is the crucial tool to getting these conversations off the ground," he says. Night Vale Presents hide caption

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In 'Conversations With People Who Hate Me' An Activist Calls Up His Worst Critics

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These Dark Times Caged Animals
Tre The Dining Rooms
Clusters Carla dal Forno
On the West Tommy Guerrero
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Robert Hartmann meets with his tutor, Sandy DeLuck, at the public library in Winterport, Maine. Hartmann reads at about a first-grade level. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Casting Aside Shame And Stigma, Adults Tackle Struggles With Literacy

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Learning Perfume Genius
Accomplice One Tommy Emmanuel

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