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Farmer John Cochran teaches students about the origins of apple sauce in the kitchen classroom at Walker Jones Education Center in D.C.
Jessica Gould
Farmer John Cochran teaches students about the origins of apple sauce in the kitchen classroom at Walker Jones Education Center in D.C.

By Jessica Gould

An idea that began in Boston, Massachusetts is taking root in D.C. The D.C. chapter of the Awesome Foundation is doling out grants to make residents' plans for improving the city become a reality.

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'Swiss Army Man' Directors Explain The Symbolism Behind A Farting Corpse

The directors of Swiss Army Man — Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — talk to NPR's Kelly McEvers about what inspired them to make a movie about a flatulent corpse, and the deeper meaning behind it.
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Can Arnold Schwarzenegger Persuade China To Eat Less Meat?

Like the U.S., China is battling obesity and climate change. So it's urging citizens to eat less meat — and spreading the word with public service ads featuring Hollywood stars.
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Brexit Created Many Losers, But Some Winners Too. Which Are You?

Uncertainty generated by Brexit caused many investments to head south. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 3.39 percent. Still, there were some winners, like homebuyers seeking low-interest loans.
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Shock, Rage And Gallows Humor: A Brexit Backlash On Social Media

Young voters had overwhelmingly voted to remain in the European Union. Now there's a flood of anger from those who accuse older generations of choosing a future they don't want.

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