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Marilyn Geewax visits her former high school in Campbell, Ohio, a small town just east of Youngstown, in July. She returned for her 45th high school reunion. Ross Mantle for NPR hide caption

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Economy

A High School Reunion Reveals: When Steel Mills Fell Silent, Fates Got Flipped

Marilyn Geewax, who recently retired as an NPR business editor, returned to Ohio for her class's 45th reunion. The visit showed how things changed dramatically for retirees in just one generation.

Laura Randall, pictured at Mill Pond Park in Portland, gives her son, Matthew Randall, 7, a lot of freedom to explore on his own. Beth Nakamura for NPR hide caption

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To Raise Confident, Independent Kids, Some Parents Are Trying To 'Let Grow'

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Despite the political uncertainties, insurance companies have started to learn how to make a profit on the plans they offer through the Affordable Care Act. Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Analysts Predict Health Care Marketplace Premiums Will Stabilize For 2019 Coverage

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Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh is about a teenage Syrian refugee whose father dies on the journey to Europe. He hides in a house in Brussels where an American family lives. Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group hide caption

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Author Interviews

A Syrian Orphan Alone In Brussels In 'Nowhere Boy'

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A Syrian Orphan Alone In Brussels In 'Nowhere Boy'

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Politics

The Week Ahead In Washington

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The Week Ahead In Washington

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A Pakistani motorcyclist rides over images of President Trump in August 2017 after Trump accused Pakistan of harboring militants. STR/STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Cuts $300 Million In Aid To Pakistan; Says It's Failing To Fight Militants

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For as long as he can remember, Angel Benavides, 14, has missed the beginning of the school year in Texas because his parents, Juan and Aracely Benavides, work in North Dakota until the harvest is through. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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In One Generation, A Farmworker Family Grows College Ambitions

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Marilyn Geewax visits her former high school in Campbell, Ohio, a small town just east of Youngstown, in July. She returned for her 45th high school reunion. Ross Mantle for NPR hide caption

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A High School Reunion Reveals: When Steel Mills Fell Silent, Fates Got Flipped

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An informal tented settlement for Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. AHA members filmed at this camp, gathering footage for their fundraising video Ruth Sherlock/NPR hide caption

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A German Far-Right Group Aids Syrian Refugees — To Stop Them From Reaching Europe

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National

McCain's Final Farewell

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McCain's Final Farewell

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