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Kathryn Ellis's book informed two manuals on sex and intimacy now being used in Ukraine. "This is an area where there are a lot of hopeful outcomes," Ellis told NPR. Amazon/ 2022 The Sager Group LLC hide caption

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Ukraine invasion — explained

A program helps Ukraine's veterans find sexual healing after the trauma of war

More than 120,000 Ukrainian soldiers, men and women, have been injured since Russia's invasion last year. A program helps service members reclaim intimacy and desire, a vital part of healing.

Ballet Hispánico was one of 25 companies that performed at the American Dance Festival in Durham, N.C. in 2023. The pandemic forced the Festival to cancel the event two years in a row. Ben McKeown/American Dance Festival hide caption

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Culture

Pandemic relief funding for the arts was 'staggering'

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Pandemic relief funding for the arts was 'staggering'

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A jury in San Francisco this week ruled that Google has operated as an illegal monopoly in the way it controls its app store. In a separate but related case involving Apple, a court ruled the opposite way. AP hide caption

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Epic Games beat Google but lost to Apple in monopoly lawsuits. What does it all mean?

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Kathryn Ellis's book informed two manuals on sex and intimacy now being used in Ukraine. "This is an area where there are a lot of hopeful outcomes," Ellis told NPR. Amazon/ 2022 The Sager Group LLC hide caption

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Ukraine invasion — explained

A program helps Ukraine's veterans find sexual healing after the trauma of war

6 min

A program helps Ukraine's veterans find sexual healing after the trauma of war

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A display of some books that have been challenged around the country is seen at the Mott Haven branch of the New York Public Library in the Bronx, New York City, Oct. 7. Ted Shaffrey/AP hide caption

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To fight so-called book bans, some states are threatening to withhold funding

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