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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.

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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Parallels

Fleeing Alone, Some Migrant Kids Find Foster Homes In Sweden

4 min

Fleeing Alone, Some Migrant Kids Find Foster Homes In Sweden

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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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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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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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Television

VICE's Latest Cable Ventures

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VICE's Latest Cable Ventures

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Martin Molin and his marble machine. Samuel Westergren/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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All Songs Considered

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

4 min

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

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Actor Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, gaze at one another across a table in 1952. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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

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