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John and Mary Jane Forr stand outside their home in Punta Gorda, Fla. Forr, a retired Marine Corps colonel, discovered he could save $2,500 a year by shopping around for a lower-rate mortgage. Eve Edelheit for NPR hide caption

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Business

Their Service Entitles Them To Low-Cost Loans. But Veterans Often Pay More

A study finds that some lenders are overcharging military veterans, raising the cost of their home loans by thousands of dollars. Fair lending watchdogs say people need to shop around and negotiate.

NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center in north Minneapolis started as part of a 14-city pilot program funded by President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty. It's the only one of those health and social services clinics still in business. Nina Robinson for NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

How A Minneapolis Clinic Is Narrowing Racial Gaps In Health

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How A Minneapolis Clinic Is Narrowing Racial Gaps In Health

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President-elect Joe Biden stands on stage with his wife, Jill Biden, on Saturday in Wilmington, Del. The incoming first lady is an English professor at Northern Virginia Community College. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Education

What A Biden Presidency Could Mean For Education

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What A Biden Presidency Could Mean For Education

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Kevin Gover, the director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, says he hopes the memorial becomes "a sacred place." Alan Karchmer/National Native American Veterans Memorial hide caption

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New Memorial Recognizes Generations Of Military Service By Native American Veterans

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Thao Nguyen's new track for Morning Edition's Song Project is about the day wildfire haze blotted out the sun over San Francisco, illuminating everything wrong with 2020. Shane McCauley hide caption

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Morning Edition Song Project

On 'All This And More,' Thao Nguyen Tackles Post-Apocalyptic Omens

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On 'All This And More,' Thao Nguyen Tackles Post-Apocalyptic Omens

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John and Mary Jane Forr stand outside their home in Punta Gorda, Fla. Forr, a retired Marine Corps colonel, discovered he could save $2,500 a year by shopping around for a lower-rate mortgage. Eve Edelheit for NPR hide caption

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Their Service Entitles Them To Low-Cost Loans. But Veterans Often Pay More

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The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, sits on his ceremonial chair as he presides over the inauguration of the Namgyal Monastery School in Dharamshala, India, on Nov. 2, 2017. Ashwini Bhatia/AP hide caption

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Environment

The Dalai Lama Offers A Take On Climate Change: 'Promote Vegetarianism'

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The Dalai Lama Offers A Take On Climate Change: 'Promote Vegetarianism'

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Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's attorney, speaks at a press conference held in the back parking lot of Four Seasons Total Landscaping on Saturday in Philadelphia. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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From Obscure To Sold Out: The Story Of Four Seasons Total Landscaping In Just 4 Days

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A member of Tigray Special Forces casts his vote in a local election in the regional capital Mekelle, in the Tigray region of Ethiopia in September. The vote defied the federal government and increased tensions in Africa's second most populous country. AP hide caption

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Ethiopia Edges Toward Civil War As Federal Government Orders Attack On Tigray Region

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Pet Adoptions Bring Some Joy During Coronavirus Pandemic

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