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Libsack says she's now feeling "hopeful" because her government finally listened. "For me, as a teacher, it's awesome," she says, "because then I can convey that to the students and say, 'Hey, you do have a voice. You are citizens. You do have a role in our government.' " Beth Nakamura for NPR hide caption

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The Trouble With TEACH Grants

Teachers Begin To See Unfair Student Loans Disappear

The Department of Education is expanding a fix to its troubled TEACH Grant program, giving millions of dollars of grant money back to public school teachers working in the country's neediest schools.

Isabelle McCalla (left) and Caitlin Kinnunen star as Alyssa and Emma in The Prom. Deen van Meer/Polk & Co. hide caption

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At This Tony-Nominated 'Prom,' The Theme Is Acceptance

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Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor departs federal court in Boston earlier this year. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Opioid Executive John Kapoor Found Guilty In Landmark Bribery Case

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Libsack says she's now feeling "hopeful" because her government finally listened. "For me, as a teacher, it's awesome," she says, "because then I can convey that to the students and say, 'Hey, you do have a voice. You are citizens. You do have a role in our government.' " Beth Nakamura for NPR hide caption

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Teachers Begin To See Unfair Student Loans Disappear

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Clarisa Corber at work at a Topeka, Kan., insurance agency. Corber and her husband — who have three kids, a health plan and $15,000 in medical debt — were profiled in a recent Los Angeles Times investigation into the effects of high-deductible health plans. Nick Krug/Los Angeles Times hide caption

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Employees Start To Feel The Squeeze Of High-Deductible Health Plans

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Pauline and Judel Schuster on their wedding day in Stalingrad in April 1945. Judel died in 1997; Pauline died in 2011. Courtesy of Esther and Abe Schuster hide caption

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'We Were Lucky': Kids Of Holocaust Survivors Learned Their Parents' Life Philosophy

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