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Educators: How They Try To Keep Teenage Mothers In School

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The number of D.C. teenagers having babies has significantly increased over the past few years. Often the challenges of balancing babies and school work is too much to handle and these parents drop out.

Yesterday we heard some of the reasons these girls get pregnant, and how hard it is to juggle school and motherhood.

In the last part of out series on pregnant and parenting teens, Kavitha Cardoza looks at what schools in the District are doing to support these students and encourage them to complete their education....

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Out Of Juvenile Corrections, Poems Of Fury, Loss — And Lingering Beauty

Over 1,000 students submitted their work for Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections. Two young poets split the top prize — and they've shared their poems with NPR.
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Farmers Wait, And Wait, For Guest Workers Amid H-2A Visa Delays

For the third year in a row, the H-2A visa program is running behind. That's left farmers waiting for planters and pickers even as the harvest season is well underway.
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Guns Strike Emotional Chords For People On Both Sides Of The Political Debate

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been talking a lot about guns recently. But how much will that issue matter with voters in November?
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After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.

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