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The Salt

Refugees Resettled In Chicago Help Make Its Most Famous Cheesecake

Refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Asia are a sought-after talent pool at Eli's Cheesecake in Chicago, where they manage the complex assembly line and rise through the ranks.

Congress returns to Washington on Tuesday. One of the first business items: voting on proposed rules for the session — including folding the House's independent ethics office into a Republican-led committee. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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House GOP Votes To Strip Independence From Congressional Ethics Office

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People in Shanghai overlook the financial district in June 2016. The Shanghai city government recently released an app that produces a "public credit score" for residents. A good score can lead to discounts, but a bad score can cause problems. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What's Your 'Public Credit Score'? The Shanghai Government Can Tell You

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick speaks during a news conference at the Texas Republican Convention on May 13, 2016, in Dallas. There is a "bathroom bill" proposal in the Texas legislature that could require transgender Texans to use the restroom which corresponds to the gender on their birth certificate. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way

'Bathroom Bill' Fight Brewing In Texas

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'Bathroom Bill' Fight Brewing In Texas

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Refugees Resettled In Chicago Help Make Its Most Famous Cheesecake

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NPR Ed's Claudio Sanchez gives us his top five education predictions for 2017. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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NPR Ed

5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017

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5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017

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