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U.S. Once Had Universal Child Care, But Rebuilding It Wouldn't Be Easy

In his State of the Union address, President Obama referenced a little-remembered, WWII-era federal child care program, holding it up as an example he hopes to emulate with expanded federal subsidies.

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U.S. Once Had Universal Child Care, But Rebuilding It Won't Be Easy

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Chicago Cub Ernie Banks, right, told NPR's Scott Simon, left, in 2014 that he had a lot of fun winning games, but the main thing in his life was "making friends." Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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Let's Play Two! Remembering Chicago Cub Ernie Banks

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Sunny's Song Benevento/Russo Duo

The UASK app helps sexually assaulted college students in D.C. access a range of services, from rides to the hospital to phone numbers for counselors. The information is personalized to their school. Another version of the app, ASK, provides the same resources to non-students. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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App Links Sex Assault Survivors To Help, But Who Downloads It?

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Drume Negrita Ry Cooder & Manuel Galbán
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A sampling of dishes served at United Noshes dinner parties. From left: feta-stuffed peppers from Greece; noodles in cold broth from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (better known as North Korea); mojitos from Cuba; grilled quail with chili-ginger marinade from Congo. Courtesy of Laura Hadden hide caption

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United Noshes: Dinner Party Aims To Eat Its Way Through Global Cuisine

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Two Outcasts Form An Artistic Bond In 'Mr. Mac And Me'

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In Modern Klezmer, 'The Oldest Old Guy' Is The King Of The Scene

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Venditore Di Noccioline (El Manisero) Pantaleón Pérez Prado

Saudi Arabia's King Salman, who assumed the throne on Friday, is shown at the G20 conference in Brisbane, Australia, on Nov. 15, 2014, when he was the crown prince. His succession went smoothly, but the new monarch faces a region in turmoil. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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For The Saudis, A Smooth Succession At A Difficult Moment

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Foe Of 'Fiscal Waterboarding' Leads Going Into Greek Election

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Azure Paul Kalkbrenner

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress about Iran on March 3. The White House was not consulted on the invitation. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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Netanyahu Speech To Congress Is High-Risk, High-Reward, Analysts Say

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Moth Burial & Four Tet

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A Japanese Singing Competition Blooms In Colorado

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Losing You Jamie Cullum

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