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The secret to lasting love might just be knowing how to fight

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At a one-day workshop run by the Care School for Men in Bogotá, Colombia, male medical students at Sanitas University learn how to cradle a baby. This class of participants consists of medical students, but the usual enrollees are dads of all types. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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For a boy with little, learning to love a castoff trombone

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Guillermo A. Santos on his high school graduation day in 2021, with his father, Guillermo Jose Santos. The elder Santos died later the same year of a drug overdose. The Santos-Honkala Family hide caption

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A scene from the Oscar-nominated documentary To Kill a Tiger, about the gang rape of a 13-year-old girl and how she and her father pursued justice even though many of the people in their village did not support their efforts — and even believed she should marry one of the rapists. Notice Pictures/National Film Board of Canada and Notice Pictures Inc. hide caption

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This tuna, chickpea and parmesan salad bowl packs a protein punch, which is crucial for building muscle strength. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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Millions of women are 'under-muscled.' These foods help build strength

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In 1937, the Washington Afro-American featured the "Lonesome Hearts" column, where Black folks looking for love could send letters. Jackie Lay hide caption

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The secret to lasting love might just be knowing how to fight

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NPR readers share the dishes they love most for the Lunar New Year. Jing Gao; Alvina Chu; Amy Fedun; Beth Rogers-Ho; Alice Young; Elsy MektrakarnNguyen; Sarah Low; Anh Therese McCauley hide caption

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From 2022-2023, chronic absenteeism declined in 33 of the 39 states AEI looked at. But it was still a persistent problem: In a handful of places, including Nevada, Washington, D.C., Michigan, New Mexico and Oregon, roughly 1 in 3 students – or more – were chronically absent. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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K-12 students learned a lot last year, but they're still missing too much school

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Kids who have dogs get a boost in physical activity - especially young girls. Kristina Kamburova Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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Do your kids want a dog? Science may be on their side

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Scientists can tell how fast you're aging. Now, the trick is to slow it down

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How to mind your own business

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After leaving the Pentecostal Church, reporter Jess Alvarenga has been searching for a new spiritual home. Jackie Lay hide caption

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A new Harvard University report finds that housing was unaffordable for a record half of renters in 2022. And a softening rental market might not help those who struggle most. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Housing is now unaffordable for a record half of all U.S. renters, study finds

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Vashti Harrison's Big and Dave Eggers' The Eyes and the Impossible took top honors from the American Library Assocation. Alfred A. Knopf/McSweeney's and Little, Brown and Co. hide caption

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Dave Eggers wins Newbery, Vashti Harrison wins Caldecott in 2024 kids' lit prizes

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A street painting in Mumbai, India, reinforces the importance of masks amid a surge of COVID. The photo was taken on January 11. Indranil Aditya via Reuters Connect hide caption

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