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Parallels

For Iraqi Families With ISIS Links, Agonizing Choices — And Consequences

Most of the almost 10,000 residents of the Jada'aa camp for internally displaced people are from the Mosul area. Hundreds of families were expelled from their villages after relatives joined ISIS.

Cali is the nine-year-old miniature dachshund of Republican Rep. Ken Calvert of California. Love of dogs is a rare source of bipartisan agreement. Ailsa Chang/NPR hide caption

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Despite Partisan Rancor, Democrats And Republicans Can Agree On Dogs

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Was Dog a Doughnut? Cat Stevens
Dawg's Groove David Grisman Quintet

Janet (left) and Jackie Carter's wedding in August 2015. They set up a crowdfunding site to help defray the considerable costs of IVF. Courtesy of Brian Fancher Photography hide caption

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Please, Baby, Please: Some Couples Turn To Crowdfunding For IVF

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NPR Taste Test: Upside Down Cake To Turn Your Holiday Party All The Way Up

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Skating Vince Guaraldi Trio
Purple Haze Friend 'n Fellow

Alice "Granny" Donahue (center), Richard Lynch (far right) and the rest of Granny and the Boys pose with fans and friends outside Showtime Lounge in July 2016. Courtesy of Showtime Lounge hide caption

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The 84-Year-Old Grandmother Who Fronts D.C.'s Coolest House Band

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Hi Roller The Bo-Keys

A 1935 recommendation to sterilize a 23-year-old male patient at Pacific Colony, based a supposed IQ of 75. His foster mother refused the sterilization. The outcome of this case is unknown, but in some instances medical superintendents disregarded such appeals. California Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects Protocol ID 13-08-1310 and the University of Michigan Biomedical IRB HUM00084931 hide caption

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California Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects Protocol ID 13-08-1310 and the University of Michigan Biomedical IRB HUM00084931

On A 'Eugenics Registry,' A Record Of California's Thousands Of Sterilizations

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A Lego figure in a wheelchair was introduced at the 67th International Toy Fair in January 2016. He comes in the "City" set, a community of figures shown playing and working in an urban park setting. Daniel Karmann/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dolls With Disabilities Escape The Toy Hospital, Go Mainstream

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The Outer Banks The Album Leaf
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For Iraqi Families With ISIS Links, Agonizing Choices — And Consequences

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Winter [Middle Movement] Timothy Day & Sonos Handbell Ensemble
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Travelin' Light Andre Previn