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More States Opting To 'Robo-Grade' Student Essays By Computer

Developers say they understand why teachers would be skeptical. But, they insist, computers already drive cars and detect cancer, so they can certainly handle grading students' essays.

Don Woodbridge (left) and son Alan Woodbridge hold jars of pickles at their company in Harrow, Ontario. Orders are up in anticipation of retaliatory Canadian tariffs on U.S. gherkins. Jackie Northam/NPR hide caption

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Canadians Rally Around Retaliatory Tariffs Aimed At The U.S.

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Protesters in front of The Red Hen in Lexington, Va. on Tuesday, June 26. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant by its owner. Norm Shafer/Getty Images hide caption

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For Restaurant Staff, A Rare Chance To Protest The Trump Administration

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My Shot Lin-Manuel Miranda
Aaron Burr, Sir Lin-Manuel Miranda

Veterans Sue McConnell (left) and Kristyn Weed bonded quickly after meeting at a weekly VA transgender support group. "You're always there for me," Weed told McConnell last month at StoryCorps in Tucson, Ariz. "There's never a doubt or question as to whether you would be or not." Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

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2 Transgender Veterans Find Courage — And Sisterhood — Off The Battlefield

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Little Picture 5
Cirrus Bonobo
Remembrance Balmorhea

At first, the reunion was joyous, as the triplets discovered all the quirks and similarities they shared. But "the events that happened to them and their reunion caused a lot of tragedy as well," says Tim Wardle. Above, Eddy Galland(left) and his brother Bobby Shafran. NEON hide caption

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Separated Triplets Offer A Glimpse Into 'The Wild West Of Psychology'

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Alvin, played by LJ Moses, performs "We Can't Stop," during the musical East of the River at the Anacostia Arts Center Friday night. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Musical 'East Of The River' Examines A Gentrifying Anacostia

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Small Hands Make Big Things Jim Guthrie
The Last Stage of Consumption Lowercase
Passage Lowercase Noises

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More States Opting To 'Robo-Grade' Student Essays By Computer

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Toucans Monster Rally
I'm a Believer Smash Mouth

Tiny Desk Contest standout Yasmin Williams from Woodbridge, Va., lays a guitar face up, taps on the frets and plays percussion in the NPR studio. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Yasmin Williams Transcends All Guitar Norms In Her Tiny Desk Contest Entry

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Restless Heart Yasmin Williams