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Voucher Advocates Rally On Capitol Hill

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Staring out at a sea of students in blue blazers and pleated skirts, D.C. councilman Marion Barry calls on the federal government to reauthorize funding for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.

Last spring, Congress opted not to reauthorize funding for the program, which provides vouchers for low-income students to attend private schools. But Bruce Stewart, who recently retired as head of the private Sidwell Friends School, says the program is essential.

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation that would extend the program for another five years.

Jessica Gould reports...

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A Glimpse Of Listeners' #NPRpoetry — From The Punny To The Profound

It was a simple idea: Would you, our listeners, tweet us poems for National Poetry Month? Your response contained multitudes — haiku, lyrics, even one 8-year-old's ode to her dad's bald spot.
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When It Came To Food, Neanderthals Weren't Exactly Picky Eaters

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
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Every Party But The Real One: A Night Chasing The #WHCD

Washington's biggest night has gotten big because of all the parties happening around the main event. A weekend of nerd prom excess could be seen as D.C. at its worst, or D.C. at its best.
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'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.

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