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Seventh-grade teachers Rita Ibrahim John, left, and Anotinia Marquez Bero, right, must share a single room to teach their two classes. Cyclone Idai destroyed 32 classrooms at Eduardo Mondlane Primary Completion School in Mozambique. Tendai Marima for NPR hide caption

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From left: Janaki Ammal (1897-1984), a botanist who developed a sweeter type of sugar cane; Amrita Sher-Gil (1913-1941), a Hungarian-Indian artist who loved painting traditional Indian customs; and Kalpana Chawla, the first woman of Indian origin to go into space. Courtesy of Anupama Alias/Kalyani Ganapathy/Dhruvi Acharya hide caption

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If you fear your child may have taken or received too much medicine, call the national poison control hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Giving Medicine To Young Children? Getting The Dose Right Is Tricky

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While recovering from treatment for aplastic anemia, Tiffany Rowe had her wish granted. She danced on stage with Michael Jackson during his Bad concert tour. Courtesy of Tiffany Rowe hide caption

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How Do Wishes Granted To Very Sick Kids Affect Their Health?

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Schoolchildren are led through a dance routine at a U.S. government-supported childcare center in Raqqa. Greg Dixon/NPR hide caption

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In Syria, A School Helps Children Traumatized By War

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Executive Associate Director of Enforcement And Removal Operations Matthew Albence, testifies as the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Trump administration's policies on immigration enforcement and family reunification efforts, on Capitol Hill on July 31, 2018. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Lawmakers Question Trump Officials On Family Separation Policy

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Melania Trump talks with a patient at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday. The first lady was promoting her Be Best campaign to help children. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic members of Congress protest the Trump family separate policy. From left to right: Reps. Joseph Crowley, Luis Gutierrez, Pramila Jayapal, John Lewis and Judy Chu. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., confer during a news conference following a closed-door GOP meeting on immigration last week. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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A 2-year-old Honduran girl cries as her mother, who seeks asylum, is detained at the Southern border near McAllen, Texas, in June. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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First lady Melania Trump speaks about her "Be Best" initiative in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 7. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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One Month Later, What's Become Of Melania Trump's 'Be Best' Campaign?

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Want your kid to succeed? Don't try so hard. sturti/Getty Images hide caption

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The Carpenter Vs. The Gardener: Two Models Of Modern Parenting

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Jonathan Allen and his wife, Ina Rogers, allegedly kept their 10 children in a squalid California home. Police charged Allen with torture and Rogers with neglect. Solano County Sheriff's Office via/AP hide caption

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First lady Melania Trump looks at President Donald Trump as she arrives for an event where she announced her initiatives in the Rose Garden of the White House Monday. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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In Traditional First-Lady Style, Melania Trump Unveils 'Be Best' Initiative

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Japan's first lady Akie Abe, left, and first lady Melania Trump, right, arrive for a news conference at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club on April 18 in Palm Beach, Fla. Mrs. Trump is set to announce some new initiatives next week. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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A medical worker gives a toddler oxygen through a respirator following an alleged poison gas attack in eastern Ghouta, Syria on April 8. Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP hide caption

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Toys left by neighbors for the Turpin's children sit on the front of the home of David and Louise Turpin in Perris, Calif., on Jan. 24, 2018. The Turpins are accused of abusing their 13 children, ranging from 2 to 29, before they were rescued on Jan. 14 from their home in Perris. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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California Lawmakers Consider How To Regulate Home Schools After Abuse Discovery

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The American Civil Liberties Union says that U.S. immigration authorities have unfairly separated hundreds of parents, most of them asylum seekers, from their young children. Paul J. Richards /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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