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Syrian Refugee And German Scientist Make An Unlikely Team

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Six-year-old Yazan wants to be a policeman. His parents say he started stuttering after being frightened by the sound of jets in Syria and he still doesn't talk much. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Trump's Immigration Ban Has Left Syrian Family Stuck In Jordan

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Mohammed Refaai, a butcher, works at a halal meat market in Toledo, Ohio. Matt Ozug/NPR hide caption

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As A Syrian Refugee In Toledo Pines For His Family, A Brotherhood Forms

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Having volunteers who are learning German answer questions about grammar and semantics of the language while inside an MRI machine might show particular patterns in brain changes, researchers say. They hope their study could offer clues to how the brain best learns a second language. selimaksan/Getty Images hide caption

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Learning German In The Name Of Science And Cross-Cultural Collaboration

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Family members, reunited after fleeing Kosovo, pass 2-year-old Agim Shala through the barbed wire fence into the hands of his grandparents at a camp in Albania. The photo was taken on March 3, 1999. Carol Guzy/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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