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'The Fall Of The American Empire' Is An Intimate Crime Comedy With An Intellectual Twist

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Caleel Harris plays Antron McCray in Ava DuVernay's Netflix miniseries, When They See Us. "He was a part of a gorgeous small family unit — his mother, his father and himself — living in Harlem," DuVernay says. "He had dreams of being a baseball player." Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix hide caption

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Ava DuVernay Hopes You Hear 'The Heartbeat Of The Boys' In Central Park 5

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With Attendance Down, Rural Churches Pool Resources To Keep Doors Open

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Dagher Explains Brutal Syrian Regimes In 'Assad Or We Burn The Country'

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A 'Biloxi' Misanthrope 'Can't Help Himself' — But His Pet Dog Can

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Tintoretto was in his late 20s when he painted this self-portrait circa 1546/48. (Scroll down to compare this portrait to one he painted 40 years later.) The Philadelphia Museum of Art/Art Resource, NY hide caption

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Happy 500th, Tintoretto — A Retrospective Honors The Venetian Artist

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Book: 'The Queen' Follows Original Welfare Fraudster Linda Taylor

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Shannon McCarty in her new apartment in Everett, Wash. Shannon was a meth and heroin user, but is in recovery with the help of a police program that connects people who use drugs with services. Dana McGlocklin for NPR hide caption

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Tired Of Being 'Dope Sick,' A Drug User Gets Help From Police To Get Sober

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Claudio Gage poses for a portrait at the Hola Code offices in Mexico City on May 13. Gage was deported to Mexico after having lived in the U.S. for more than a decade. Alicia Vera for NPR hide caption

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In Mexico, New Groups Offer Aid To A Young Generation Of Deported DREAMers

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A Different Kind Of Story About Slavery In 'The Confessions Of Frannie Langton'

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Doctored Political Videos And Social Media

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The Martinez family stands in front of their home in New Jersey. During a speech at her graduation, Alondra said to her parents: "Mamá, papá, lo logramos." Mom, dad, we made it. Mohamed Sadek for NPR hide caption

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Hispanic Unemployment Has Hit Record Lows. But Does That Mean Progress?

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