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President Obama Has His Last Laughs At 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner

May 1
Emma Bowman / NPR

In eighth and his last correspondents' dinner on Saturday evening, Obama didn't pull punches with his fellow politicos — but he did pull a last-minute mic drop.

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Republican Immigration Rhetoric Leaves Latino Population Feeling Disenfranchised

May 1
NPR Staff / NPR

Although the Latino population is growing fast in Charlotte, N.C., it's not nearly as politically engaged. The GOP says they want their vote. But many Latinos feel alienated by the candidate options.

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PHOTOS: 33 Rescued Circus Lions Airlifted From Peru To South Africa

May 1
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

The organizers are calling it the "largest airlift of lions in history." The animals were rescued from circuses after Columbia and Peru banned the use of wild animals in circuses.

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The Arctic Suicides: Your Questions Answered

May 1
NPR Staff / NPR

You asked: If it's not the dark, is it the cold? Why did you focus on men, not women? And how can we help?

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Is There A Better Way To Pay For America's Schools?

May 1
Cory Turner / NPR

There are huge gaps in school funding between affluent and property-poor districts. And, with evidence that money matters, especially for disadvantaged kids, something has to change.

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Meet Jewish American Heritage Month Local Heroes Rose And Max Schindler

May 1
KPBS Local Heroes Project

Holocaust survivors Rose and Max Schindler are on a mission. They won't stop, they won't say no, and they're among the few who can still fulfill it. For this dedication, they're 2016 Jewish American Heritage Month Local Heroes.

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Meet Jewish American Heritage Month Local Hero Marjorie Morrison

May 1
KPBS Local Heroes Project

Marjorie Morrison champions a rare cause: to educate the community that surrounds veterans — to shift a culture's view toward service members. She's being recognized as a Jewish American Heritage Month Local Hero for her success in achieving this shift.

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Does Addiction Treatment Require A Higher Power?

May 1
Maia Szalavitz / NPR

Author Maia Szalavitz argues that it's impossible to destigmatize addiction while also rendering it the only diagnosis in medicine for which the treatment is explicitly moral.

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Taking On Poverty And Education In School Costs A Lot Of Money

April 30
Sarah Gonzalez / NPR

In 1997, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered millions of dollars in additional funding to 31 of the poorest school districts in the state. Camden alone spends about $23,000 per student per year.

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Training Helps Inmates Build A Bridge To Life Outside Prison Walls

April 30
Carrie Johnson / NPR

Loretta Lynch made her first visit to a federal prison as the nation's top law enforcement officer. She highlighted the need for more services to help inmates re-enter society.

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Up In Flames: Kenya Burns More Than 100 Tons Of Ivory

April 30
Gregory Warner / NPR

Nearly 30 years ago, Kenya burned 12 tons of ivory to try to halt the illegal ivory trade. Today it's burning 100 tons. How much difference does burning ivory make?

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#NPRreads: Take Your Pick Of Space, Race Or Celebrity

April 30
Naomi LaChance / NPR

In this weekly story roundup, NPR reporters, editors and producers share what they have been reading. Today's mix explores life away from Earth, forgotten photos and fallen stars.

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Even For Those Here Legally, High Stakes And Few Protections In Immigration Court

April 30
Caitlin Dickerson / NPR

After conviction, non-citizens face deportation in a second system of justice that has different rules and fewer protections. NPR followed one man — and his family — through the process.

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6 Sensational Photos From A Global Contest With 230,000 Entries

April 30
NPR Staff / NPR

From a man with his pet rooster in Bali to the victim of an acid attack in Iran, here are some of the featured images from the Sony World Photography Awards.

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Joining ISIS: It's Not Always For Reasons You Might Assume

April 30
Alice Fordham / NPR

Two ISIS fighters captured in Syria say they joined the militant group as a way to fight an oppressive regime. But it also provided friendship, and it didn't seem much more violent than other options.

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4 Ways Donald Trump's Pro Wrestling Experience Is Like His Campaign Today

April 30
Stephen Nessen / NPR

At least none of Trump's political opponents have been strapped down and had their heads shaved by him.

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Why Are Highly Educated Americans Getting More Liberal?

April 30
Danielle Kurtzleben / NPR

Today, more than half of Americans who went to graduate school are liberal. Less than one in three were in 1994.

Tighter Alcohol Curbs For All Help Reduce Teen Motor Vehicle Deaths

April 30
Katherine Du / NPR

Raising the cost of alcohol with taxes makes it less likely that teenagers will die in a drunk-driving accident, a study finds. Some teen-specific policies like graduated drivers licenses help, too.

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#MemeOfTheWeek: The Woman('s) Card

April 29
Sam Sanders / NPR

Donald Trump said Hillary Clinton was playing it this week. And then it seemed the entire Internet joined in the game.

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Fact Check: Has President Obama 'Depleted' The Military?

April 29
Philip Ewing / NPR

Republican presidential candidates, led by Donald Trump, claim President Obama has slashed defense spending and will leave his successor with a weaker force. We break it down.

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