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Augusta Savage was an artist, educator, activist and community leader. Her work is the focus of an exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, organized by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. She's pictured above with her 1938 sculpture Realization. New-York Historical Society hide caption

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Sculptor Augusta Savage Said Her Legacy Was The Work Of Her Students

Savage was an artist, an educator, an activist and a community leader. Born on Feb. 29, 1892, Savage once said, "I was a Leap Year baby, and it seems to me that I have been leaping ever since."

Mulled Wine Freddie Joachim
Out There Freddie Joachim

Tania and Joseph's 3-year-old daughter, Sofia, plays with a car in the shade at a shelter in Juárez, Mexico, last week. Sofia has a serious heart condition and had a heart attack. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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3-Year-Old Asked To Pick Parent In Attempted Family Separation, Her Parents Say

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Dinosaur Die Neil Cowley
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Protesters against gerrymandering at a March 2019 rally coinciding with Supreme Court hearings on major redistricting cases. After the court said the federal judiciary has no role in partisan redistricting cases, legal action is focused on state courts. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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North Carolina Gerrymandering Trial Could Serve As Blueprint For Other States

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The End of Dukkha Matthew Halsall
Music For a Dancing Mind Matthew Halsall

Augusta Savage was an artist, educator, activist and community leader. Her work is the focus of an exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, organized by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. She's pictured above with her 1938 sculpture Realization. New-York Historical Society hide caption

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Sculptor Augusta Savage Said Her Legacy Was The Work Of Her Students

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Of Dreams to Come Robert Glasper
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Helen Harris, a former systems engineer for Dell, says her career was derailed a few years ago because of the way she looks. She was born and identifies as a woman. Elias Williams for NPR hide caption

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'It's A Career Ender': 2 LGBTQ Former Dell Workers Share Their Stories

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Journey Among Worlds Niklas Paschburg

Taking care of a newborn can be relentless and at some point, many parents need the baby to sleep — alone and quietly — for a few hours. So what does science say about the controversial practice of sleep training? Scott Bakal for NPR hide caption

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Sleep Training Truths: What Science Can (And Can't) Tell Us About Crying It Out

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Feel Good (Instrumental) Broke For Free
Golden Hour Broke For Free
Forest2 Soda Island and Avionics
The Mountain Seed Those Who Ride with Giants
The Tired Road to Hope & Peace Those Who Ride with Giants
You and Yours Cloudkicker
Piano Fights 65daysofstatic

Democrats are hopeful they can mobilize a religious left to counter the religious right. But it's unclear whether that outreach will resonate with voters who make up the religious middle. A-Digit/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats Have The Religious Left. Can They Win The Religious Middle?

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Alan Dershowitz Denies Epstein Rape Accusations And Defends Role In Sweetheart Deal

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