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China Unbound

In Pakistan, Learning Chinese Is Cool — And Seen As A Path To Prosperity

China's billions in infrastructure investment have led to growing number of Pakistanis eager to learn Mandarin and study in China. Beijing is giving thousands of scholarships to Pakistanis.

Newly sworn-in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh speaks as his wife, daughters and President Trump listen on Monday. "The Supreme Court is an institution of law. It is not a partisan or political institution," Kavanaugh said. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kavanaugh Debuts On Supreme Court, Pledging To Be A 'Team Player'

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People Everywhere (Still Alive) Khruangbin
Ash (feat. M. Takara & Marcelo Cabral) DJ Mako

Juan Pablo Romero (right), founder and director of Los Patojos, talks with current student Christopher Alvarado, who participates in the construction and maintenance of the new campus during the mornings in Jocotenango, Guatemala. James Rodriguez for NPR hide caption

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Seeds Of Maya Genius Grow In A New Kind Of School

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Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground The White Stripes
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Here Come the Warm Jets Glenn Mercer

Rob Storch, who became inspector general of the NSA this year, says he believes the agency should have a "robust whistleblower program." Courtesy of NSA hide caption

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From Inside The NSA, A Call For More Whistleblowers

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As Serious as Your Life Four Tet
Everyone's a V.I.P. to Someone The Go! Team
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Anonymous Skulls Medeski, Martin & Wood
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Saleem Abbas, a 17-year-old from northern Pakistan, sits front and center in his Chinese language class taught by Nayyar Nawaz at Pakistan's National University of Modern Languages. Saiyna Bashir for NPR hide caption

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In Pakistan, Learning Chinese Is Cool — And Seen As A Path To Prosperity

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Strange Hidden Orchestra
Beginner's Theme Suite Roger Neill, Dave Palmer et. al.
Nostrand Ratatat
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Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second STRFKR
Action Tape 1 [Aim Madscope Mix] Search
Extreme Ways Moby

The sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein sparked the #MeToo movement. New York state and New York City have enacted laws requiring training to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Vince Bucci/Invision/AP hide caption

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Amid #MeToo, New York Employers Face Strict New Sexual Harassment Laws

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B + A The Beta Band
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When Giving Birth For The First Time, Push Away

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Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz performs in Alabama. As outdated assumptions about the market for instruments come to light, some guitar-makers finally are starting to recognize that players come in all shapes, sizes and genders. David A. Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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Instrument-Makers Learn A Long-Overdue Lesson: It Isn't Just Men Playing Guitar

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Vineyard Blues James Cotton & Joe Louis Walker

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