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Remembrances

Nancy Reagan, President's Fiercest Protector, Dies At 94

The former first lady made a mark with her "Just Say No" campaign and her support of stem-cell research, which she hoped would lead to a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease that took away her husband.

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Hans Sick and Freia-Mai Franck have taken in two Afghan teenagers. Franck, who came to Sweden as a German refugee after World War II, says, "I'm remembering what was happening to me when I was a child." Courtesy of Hans Sick and Freia-Mai Franck hide caption

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Fleeing Alone, Some Migrant Kids Find Foster Homes In Sweden

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Hey, Good Lookin'

Actor Matthew Spencer stars as Winston Smith in the stage version of George Orwell's 1984. Manuel Harlan hide caption

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Manuel Harlan

'1984' On Stage: Big Brother Is Still Watching You

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Less is Moi
Change Is Gonna Come Sam Cooke
Change Is Gonna Come Anat Cohen

President Obama has recently vowed again to close the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which has been used to detain prisoners from the invasion of Afghanistan and the War on Terror since early 2002. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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The Case For Closing — And Keeping Open — Guantanamo

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Ai No Yume
Gold, Green John Metcalfe

Prof. Erik Hines, director of the Scholars House at the University of Connecticut. The Scholars House is a community to help keep black male students in school. Shawn Kornegay/Courtesy of Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut hide caption

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University of Connecticut Creates 'Scholars House' To Keep Black Men In School

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Intro/The 5th Exotic Quantic
Salvador Hexstatic & Organic Audio

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Be Amazed By This Marvelous Music Machine, Powered By 2,000 Marbles

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Standish Mark Korven
Canon Clogs

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Nancy Reagan, President's Fiercest Protector, Dies At 94

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