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Fewer Students Are Going To College. Here's Why That Matters

College enrollment continues to decline, according to data released Monday. Small colleges have been forced to close; others are getting creative when it comes to finding and keeping students.

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Ann Jones has been spending two hours each day in front of a green LED light — an experimental treatment aimed at alleviating migraines and other forms of chronic pain. Will Stone for NPR hide caption

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Researchers Explore A Drug-Free Idea To Relieve Chronic Pain: Green Light

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'Red At The Bone': 3 Generations, 2 Families, 1 Unforgettable Novel

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