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Riace's medieval old town is a warren of winding cobblestone streets atop a hill. Migrants have revitalized the shopping district. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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Parallels

A Small Town In Italy Embraces Migrants And Is Reborn

The southern Italian village of Riace had an aging, dwindling population. That was before it was reborn as a global village following the arrival of thousands of migrants from more than 20 countries.

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Does Carrying A Pistol Make You Safer?

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Does Carrying A Pistol Make You Safer?

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Riace's medieval old town is a warren of winding cobblestone streets atop a hill. Migrants have revitalized the shopping district. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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A Small Town In Italy Embraces Migrants And Is Reborn

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A Small Town In Italy Embraces Migrants And Is Reborn

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Robert McCloskey was still a young artist when he brought a crate of ducks back to his studio apartment to do some sketches. Since then, the plucky Mallard family (Jack, Lack, Mack, et al.) has charmed its way into our hearts. Penguin Young Readers Group hide caption

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Book News & Features

Make Way For Celebration: These Ducklings Are Turning 75

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Make Way For Celebration: These Ducklings Are Turning 75

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Jenna Cook created this poster when she left her home in Massachusetts in 2012 to return to Wuhan, China, where she had been abandoned as a baby. She hoped a relative might see the poster. She ended up meeting with 50 families who thought she might be their daughter. Courtesy of Jenna Cook hide caption

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Her Search For Her Mother Touches An Entire Chinese City

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Protesters with a coalition of progressive groups sit in front of the U.S. Capitol steps Monday as part of the Democracy Spring demonstration. Peter Overby/NPR hide caption

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Hundreds Protesting Political System Arrested On Capitol's Steps

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