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Migrants seeking asylum wait at the registration center on August 27, 2015 in Ingelheim, Germany. Germany is receiving more than 1,000 new migrants a day from countries like Syria, Eritrea and Afghanistan. In some cases, those migrants include unaccompanied minors, as NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson found at a similar center in Munich. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels

Young Migrants, Some Arriving Without Parents, Seek A Safe Place

In Munich last weekend, 195 children seeking asylum showed up alone. The growing number of unaccompanied minors presents a special challenge to German authorities, who generally don't deport children.

Republican Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson answers questions at a news conference Tuesday in San Francisco. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Ben Carson Says A Screening Mechanism Needed To Resettle Syrians

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Staying in a hotel, eating in a restaurant, buying goods online; just about every transaction these days is followed by a request to rate your experience. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Everyone's A Critic: The Constant Quest For Customer Feedback

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The altar where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in Revolution Square in Havana near a government building decorated with the likeness of revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara. The Mass is scheduled for Sept. 20. Desmond Boylan/AP hide caption

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Previous Papal Visits Changed Little, But Cubans Hopeful For Pope Francis

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Principal Jessica Nauiokas (left) with social worker Gabriella Cassandra at Haven Academy in the Bronx, N.Y. Beth Fertig/WNYC hide caption

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When Home Is Tough, Making Students Feel Good At School

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The new 3-D IMAX film Everest recounts a 1996 mountaineering disaster that claimed the lives of eight people. In it, Josh Brolin plays Beck Weathers, a Texan climber who was left for dead on the mountain. Universal Pictures hide caption

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Movie Interviews

For Josh Brolin, 'Everest' Was A Test Of Acting Limits

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For Josh Brolin, 'Everest' Was A Test Of Acting Limits

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Judy Collins' new album, Strangers Again, finds the timeless pop singer teaming up with a dozen different duet partners. Brad Trent/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Judy Collins And Friends Trade Verses (And Inspiration)

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Judy Collins And Friends Trade Verses (And Inspiration)

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Migrants seeking asylum wait at the registration center on August 27, 2015 in Ingelheim, Germany. Germany is receiving more than 1,000 new migrants a day from countries like Syria, Eritrea and Afghanistan. In some cases, those migrants include unaccompanied minors, as NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson found at a similar center in Munich. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels

Young Migrants, Some Arriving Without Parents, Seek A Safe Place

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Young Migrants, Some Arriving Without Parents, Seek A Safe Place

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Debbie Ziegler holds a photo of her daughter, Brittany Maynard, as hugs supporter Ellen Pontac after a right-to-die measure was approved by the state Assembly on Wednesday in Sacramento, Calif. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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California Approves Physician-Assisted Suicide; Bill Heads To Governor's Desk

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A photo from 1875 in Rio de Janeiro shows women street sellers called "quitandeiras," also known as "slaves who earn." A portion of the profits was returned to their masters. Marc Ferrez/Moreira Salles Institute hide caption

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History

Brazil Enslaved

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Brazil Enslaved

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Undermajordomo Minor is Patrick DeWitt's third novel. He's also written Ablutions: Notes for a Novel and The Sisters Brothers, which earned a spot on the Man Booker Prize shortlist. Danny Palmerlee/Courtesy of Ecco hide caption

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From Dive Bars To Gothic Castles: A Career With The Arc Of A Fairy Tale

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Named for a crew of hard-drinking '70s rock stars, The Hollywood Vampires is one of music's stranger supergroups. From left: Abe Laboriel, Jr., Johnny Depp, Paul McCartney, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry. Kyler Clark/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp And Friends Write A Musical Toast To Decadence

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