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D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson

The D.C. public school system is navigating a number of changes, including redrawing school boundaries, a new common application across charter and traditional public schools, and figuring out how to make up snow days. At the same time, big issues still loom, including improving middle school performance and addressing graduation rates and truancy at higher grades. Kojo sits down with D.C.'s top school official, Chancellor Kaya Henderson, about the state of local education.

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On Television, More Transgender Characters Come Into Focus

Now that it's more common to see gay characters on TV, is the medium turning to transgender people for fresh stories? NPR's Neda Ulaby looks at TV's crop of transgender and "gender fluid" characters.
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Slowly And Sweetly, Vietnam's Chocolate Industry Grows

French colonists planted cacao in Vietnam in the 1800s, but the crop was outpaced by coffee and cashews. Now French expats are helping the country become a respected producer of high-end chocolate.
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Pennsylvania Congresswoman Goes All In For Obamacare

Does Rep. Allyson Schwartz's pro-Affordable Care Act television ad signal a new thinking among Democrats running in statewide races?
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New Browser Plug-in Would Literally Annihilate This Headline

Mike Lazer-Walker created a free browser plug-in called Literally, which replaces the word "literally" with "figuratively" in all online text. As the website explains, that's literally all it does.

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