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Confucius Institutes In The United States

China has been stepping up its efforts to project a positive image abroad, including funding a growing number of "Confucius Institutes." These institutes promote Chinese language and culture in partnerships with organizations and universities around the world. China now operates 350 of these institutes, including more than 60 on U.S. campuses. Many cash-strapped universities welcome the support, but critics worry that there may be too many strings attached.

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'Eyes On The Street' Details Jane Jacobs' Efforts To Put Cities First

Robert Kanigel's new biography recounts the life of Jacobs, a Greenwich Village public intellectual who championed street life and community. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a powerful work.
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Whales, Sea Turtles, Seals: The Unintended Catch Of Abandoned Fishing Gear

An endangered whale was found dead over the weekend, entangled in derelict fishing gear. Such incidents have been on the rise in recent years. A new California law aims to combat the problem.
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#DearWashington: Readers Share Personal Concerns This Election

NPR is asking audiences to share something that they want their leaders in Washington to know about why this election matters to them.
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I Guess We Need To Talk About Pepe The Frog

A cartoon frog became popular, then a pariah. Now the Anti-Defamation League has identified it as a hate symbol. We take a short look at the amphibious, ambiguous meme.

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