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Living And Dying In Brick City

Growing up on the tough streets of Newark, N.J., Sampson Davis saw many around him succumb to violence, drugs and crime. He himself came close, ending up in juvenile detention. But he was a good student, and saw a way out. He and two friends made a pact to earn medical degrees, and all three earned scholarships. Davis and one friend became physicians, their other friend a dentist. Back in his old neighborhood, now as an emergency room doctor, Davis hopes to help other at-risk youth break the cycle of violence and poverty.

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Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo' Full Of Loneliness And Longing

In the new comedy Fading Gigolo, John Turturro plays the title character, and Woody Allen plays his pimp. This story originally broadcast on All Things Considered on April 18, 2014.
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Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
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Virginia Remains At Odds With Feds On Medicaid Expansion

Lawmakers in Virginia continue to resist the $9.6 billion Medicaid expansion on offer from the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

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