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Art projects like these anatomy murals are woven into the curriculum at the Homer Plessy Community Charter school in New Orleans. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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A New Orleans Charter School Marches To Its Own Tune

As part of our series on the education revolution underway in the Crescent City, we profile a new, independent arts-centered charter that's struggling to put down roots.

Dr. Patrick Kamara adjusts his googles on the final day of training and the first "dress rehearsal" before being sent out to Ebola treatment units. The World Health Organization is ramping up to train up to 500 new health workers a week as part of the effort to stem the spread of Ebola. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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On Front Lines Against Ebola, Training A Matter Of Life Or Death

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The Gymnopedies: Third Philip Corner
The Gymnopedies: First Philip Corner

For some rural vets who live far from a VA hospital, getting medical care has meant driving a day or two from home, and missing work. iStockphoto hide caption

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A Benefit For Rural Vets: Getting Health Care Close To Home

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The Killer Mel Young
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In Hopes Of Fixing Faulty Genes, One Scientist Starts With The Basics

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Friction Can Save Your Sandwich, And Other Tips For Better Bites

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Democrat Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor of Florida (left), and Rick Scott, the current Republican governor of Florida, listen to the moderators during a gubernatorial debate on Friday. The two are facing off in a tight race that's fueling a barrage of negative campaign ads. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Florida Governor's Race: Familiar Faces, Big Money, Brutal Ads

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A New Orleans Charter School Marches To Its Own Tune

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What's In A Name? It Could Matter If You're Writing To Your Lawmaker

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