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The Origin of Dreams

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A red ruffed lemur relaxes after a long day of being a lemur. If they are anything like the dozens of other mammals that have been studied, lemurs dream too.
Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian's National Zoo
A red ruffed lemur relaxes after a long day of being a lemur. If they are anything like the dozens of other mammals that have been studied, lemurs dream too.

Where do dreams comes from? Sabri Ben-Achour goes to the animal kingdom and learns most mammals do dream -- but no one can explain why.

[Music: "I'm Only Sleeping (Karaoke Version)" by Karaoke Kings from Beatle Tracks (Karaoke Version)]

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What The African American History Museum Means to D.C.'s Black Community

This weekend, D.C. celebrated the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Kojo chats with the civil rights leader and longtime city council member who chaired the D.C. host committee.

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They Dreamed Of Sheep (Farming): Peek Inside An Alabama Dairy

Greg Kelly wanted out of corporate America for a lifestyle better suited to raising a family. So he and his wife launched Alabama's only sheep dairy. "We feel like we're really living now," she says.
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Protecting Our Data In An Era Of Increasing State-Sponsored Cyberattacks

Yahoo says information from 500 million users was stolen by hackers. This comes amid growing concern over intrusions into U.S. election systems. In an era of increasing state-sponsored cyber threats, protecting our personal data and the integrity of U.S. voting.

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Putting The Patient At The Center Of Local Healthcare

From "concierge" services to iPads connecting new parents with their babies in the nursery, Kojo explores some of the patient-centered ideas coming from healthcare innovation labs at local hospitals.

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