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Melli Romero (right), a canvasser with the National Council of La Raza, works outside La Mia Supermarket in Miami on May 9. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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In Florida, Registering Voters A Whole New Game

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TimeSlips is a program based on the idea that storytelling can be therapeutic for people with dementia. Dick Blau/TimeSlips hide caption

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Alzheimer's Patients Turn To Stories Instead Of Memories

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The four top Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate in Nebraska — state Sen. Deb Fischer (from left), state Attorney General Jon Bruning, state Treasurer Don Stenberg and investment adviser Pat Flynn — recite the Pledge of Allegiance before a debate in Omaha last month. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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Republicans Zero In On Nebraska's U.S. Senate Seat

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"I cared about what was happening around me, so I went to be with the people," says Syrian artist Hiba Akkad. "Whatever the people were doing, I wanted to be with them." Above, Akkad's 2012 mixed media on canvas work, Untitled. Courtesy Galerie Tanit hide caption

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Even Under Threat, Syrian Artists Paint In Protest

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A surfer rides a wave at Steamer Lane, with the Santa Cruz Wharf in the background. A long swath of Santa Cruz's coast has been designated a World Surfing Reserve. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images hide caption

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Santa Cruz Surfers Make Coastline A Reserve

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Dear Photograph is a collection of photos that take us back to our early memories. From the blog and book 'Dear Photograph' hide caption

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Dear Photograph: New-Age Nostalgia

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