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Education

If 'Free College' Sounds Too Good To Be True, That's Because It Often Is

More than a dozen states offer what are known as free college programs. But a new review finds states vary wildly in how they define both "free" and "college."

Politics

The Week In Politics

6 min

The Week In Politics

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Carrie Underwood latest album, Cry Pretty, pushes her creative boundaries and leans into modern R&B while still retaining her Oklahoma roots. Randee St. Nicholas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Carrie Underwood Pushes Her Boundaries And Addresses Gun Violence On 'Cry Pretty'

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Sindiswa Lingela stands in the backyard of her home in Cape Town with the swimming pool that she fills with collected rainwater. The drought encouraged her to get completely off the municipal grid. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Stories From The Water Front

Did Cape Town Learn From 'Day Zero'?

8 min

Did Cape Town Learn From 'Day Zero'?

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