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Lost Boys of Sudan

Jacob Atem, who fled Sudan as a boy, was one of the storytellers at "Stoop Stories," a Baltimore event. Atem talked about his life as a "Lost Boy" and what happened when he settled in Michigan — like the time his foster mom grounded him just for wanting to punch a kid who'd insulted him. Brennen Jensen for NPR hide caption

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A child in South Sudan studies in a school. Fewer than half of the school-age kids are in school in South Sudan, one of the world's poorest countries, which has also been plagued by war. Sebastian Rich/UNICEF South Sudan hide caption

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Ger Duany, Reese Witherspoon and Arnold Oceng seen at Warner Bros. "The Good Lie" Premiere at 2014 TIFF on Sunday, Sep. 7, 2014, in Toronto. Dale Wilcox/Invision/AP hide caption

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