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D.C.'s Director Of Youth Services Reflects On Tenure

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Since 2005, Vincent Schiraldi, the Director of D.C.'s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, has made many changes to the way the District handles youth offenders, some controversial. At the end of this month Schiraldi is moving to New York City to take a post in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration.

He talks with host Matt McCleskey about his work in D.C. and a look ahead at the city's juvenile services.

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The Glimmering Sheen Of A Wide World Seen From Inside A Bubble

The teen heroine of Nicola Yoon's debut novel, Everything, Everything, has a disorder that bars her from leaving her house. Still, her world is vast, filled with writings, drawings — and new love.
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Correction: Italians And Celiac Disease

A correction to our story about gluten-free options in Italy, the land of pizza and pasta. Italian children are not routinely tested for celiac disease, as we incorrectly reported.
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America's Tolerance For Gun Violence

There are more gun-related deaths in America than in any other industrialized nation. We discuss what makes the U.S. different and why some hold out hope that change is possible.

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China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts.

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