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In the Tomping United Nations base in Juba, South Sudan, roughly 20,000 people live under tents and plastic tarps. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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Parallels

South Sudan's Unrest Turns Politicians To Rebels, Tents To Homes

Even where there is peace, there is distrust, as the country divides along ethnic lines. In the government-controlled capital, members of the Nuer ethnic group are seeking protection in a U.N. camp.

In the Tomping United Nations base in Juba, South Sudan, roughly 20,000 people live under tents and plastic tarps. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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South Sudan's Unrest Turns Politicians To Rebels, Tents To Homes

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Democrats have an urgent problem this year: how to get their most reliable female supporters to become more reliable voters. iStockphoto hide caption

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All The Single Ladies: 5 Takeaways About Unmarried Female Voters

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Humans make split-second judgments about others based on the way they talk. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

You Had Me At Hello: The Science Behind First Impressions

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You Had Me At Hello: The Science Behind First Impressions

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Seniors who learned more difficult skills like digital photography and Photoshop showed the greatest improvement in memory. Courtesy of UT Dallas hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Learning A New Skill Works Best To Keep Your Brain Sharp

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Learning A New Skill Works Best To Keep Your Brain Sharp

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Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, D-S.D., (left) and ranking member Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, are proposing a major overhaul of the U.S. mortgage market. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Overhaul Bill Criticized For Ending Affordable Housing Goals

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The Rev. Canon Julia Whitworth leads the 16th Annual Blessing of the Bikes at Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine on Saturday in New York City. Eric Thayer/Getty Images hide caption

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Blessed Be Thy Bicycle: New York Riders Roll Into Church

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Alex Livingston and Eddie Santillan have convinced investors to fund their salary and expenses while they look for a solid company with good earning potential. Courtesy of Isabel Angell hide caption

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Planet Money

Seeking A Fortune Through Search Funds

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Seeking A Fortune Through Search Funds

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