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'This Is Our Dream': A Crowdsourced Poem To Inspire Hope

NPR poet-in-residence Kwame Alexander's latest community poem started with a request to consider what follows after the words "I dream a world."

The Rio Grande as seen from the Gateway International Bridge in Matamoros, Mexico, in 2019. A mother and her four daughters from Honduras crossed the river nearly three years ago to seek asylum. The daughters were released from a federally funded shelter and placed with their father in Virginia. Their mother is in a shelter in Honduras. Veronica G. Cardenas/AP hide caption

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Families Separated At Border Hope Biden Reunites Them, Bringing Deported Parents Back

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A sign in the Jonah Field advertises cheap rates at a deserted motel built for oil and gas workers. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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A Wyoming County Predicts 'Total Economic Devastation' From Biden Leasing Ban

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The U.S. economy slowed sharply in the last three months of the year from the previous quarter as the pandemic made a resurgence and businesses had to close. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Economy Slows Sharply As Pandemic Resurges

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