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Education

The education culture war is raging. But for most parents, it's background noise

By wide margins, parents across the political spectrum are satisfied with how their children's schools teach about race, gender and history. That's according to a new national poll by NPR and Ipsos.

Dolly Parton and James Patterson pose for a picture in August 2021. Their new novel, Run, Rose, Run, is about an aspiring country singer in Nashville. Dolly Parton hide caption

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'Dreams do still come true' in a new novel by Dolly Parton and James Patterson

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Oyster reefs in Texas are disappearing. Fishermen there fear their jobs will too

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How the tobacco industry targeted Black Americans with menthol smokes

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Netflix's 'Ozark' ends as a thrilling, yet disappointing take on a criminal family

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