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Anti-violence activist Diane Latiker stands before the memorial for young people lost to violence in Chicago over the last several years. More than 500 stones honor the victims and there are hundreds more that still need to be added. Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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Amid Growing Youth Violence In Chicago, One Woman Offers A Safety Net

A devastating number of the city's young people have lost their lives to gun violence over the past few years. Diane Latiker has built a program in order to make these children's lives safer.

Jonathan Pollard, the American convicted of spying for Israel, leaves a New York court house following his release from prison early on Friday after 30 years on November 20, 2015 in New York. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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The Long Saga Of Spy Jonathan Pollard Continues Even After His Release

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Evolution (Versao Portuense) The Cinematic Orchestra
Night of the Iguana The Cinematic Orchestra

A refugee family from Syria visits a new refugees facility under construction in Vancouver, Canada, on Sept. 10. The country is expected to welcome some 25,000 Syrians by the end of the year. Liang Sen/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Above The Border, Canadians Don't Waver In Welcome For Refugees

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Drive My Car (Instrumental) Various

Nordic items clockwise from top left: sugared cloudberries; Norwegian thick salt-pork pancakes, waffles; thick oven-baked pancake; blood pancakes; pancake torte. Erik Olsson hide caption

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In 'The Nordic Cookbook,' An In-Depth Take On Region's Diverse Cuisine

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Kylä Vuotti Uutta Kuuta [The Village Awaits the New Moon] Värttinä
Choc Vikings Les Vikings

Bryan Bashin, CEO of the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, in San Francisco, started losing his sight in his teens. "Don't just hide," he advises others. "This is not some kind of deep loss. This is just another side of being human." Jeremy Raff/KQED hide caption

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When A Stranger Leaves You $125 Million

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Singer-songwriter Carly Simon is known for the songs "You're So Vain" and "Let the River Run". Heidi Wild/Courtesy of Flatiron Books hide caption

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Carly Simon: 'I'm Constantly Reemerging In My Life'

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Coming Around Again Carly Simon
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Anti-violence activist Diane Latiker stands before the memorial for young people lost to violence in Chicago over the last several years. More than 500 stones honor the victims and there are hundreds more that still need to be added. Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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Amid Growing Youth Violence In Chicago, One Woman Offers A Safety Net

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'Round Midnight Ravi Coltrane

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As Fears Mount In Germany, Syrian Refugees Grapple With Perceptions

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Sister Lisa Maurer, nun and kicking coach for the College of St. Scholastica football team, watches during drills in October. Derek Montgomery for MPR News hide caption

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Meet The College Football Coach Who Really Knows Her Hail Marys

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Mountains Crave Anna von Hausswolff
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Déjenme Llorar Carla Morrison

The northern Syrian city of Aleppo — shown here pm March 3 — was once home to a thriving Jewish community. Now its Jews have fled. And for one family, reportedly the last Jews of Aleppo, getting out of Syria wasn't the end of the story. Zein Al-Rifai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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From Aleppo To Israel: The Struggle To Save A Jewish Family

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The arrival of election year could mean even more opportunity for cringe-worthy conversation around the holiday dinner table. Vanda Grigorovic/iStockphoto hide caption

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How To Dodge Political Squabble This Gobble Day

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Brothers Mychael and Jeff Danna composed the music for the new Pixar film The Good Dinosaur. "The entire process of making a music score is additive, so every little detail becomes part of the whole," Mychael says. Cassandra Church/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Good Dino-Score: Behind The Music Of Pixar's Latest

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