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Imagining A World Without Prisons For Communities Defined By Them

The activist Marc Lamont Hill argues that America needs to end its prison system. With crime at all-time lows, he might sway people of color who've long called for harsher punishment for lawbreakers.
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With Donald Trump's Birther Spin, He's Crossed A Line

Donald Trump has found it possible not only to circumvent the media and defy them, but to exploit their power and discredit their judgment at the same time.
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Reporter Returns to Haiti And Finds Cherished Hotel Shuttered

I couldn't care less about most of the hotels I've stayed in as a foreign correspondent. But La Villa Creole was different.
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Lupita Nyong'o, Who Designed Your Nigerian-Style Head Tie?

The Oscar-winner got raves for the outfit she wore this past week. The gown was by Carolina Herrera. And the head tie? Pure Nigeria.
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How To Leave An Abusive Partner

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today they talk about how to leave a partner who is emotionally abusive.
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Now Play Nice, Children

Back in the days of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, there was no moderator. What if we tried that kind of thing in this year's campaign?
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In India, A Rich Food Culture Vanishes From The Train Tracks

Once upon a time, most of the millions of people who travel on India's vast train network brought their own food or bought it from vendors at stations. Sharing meals could turn strangers into friends.
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Week In Politics: Presidential Candidates Release Health Records

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the revival of the birther movement, the tightening presidential race, and the hype surrounding the release of candidates' health records.
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Realizing Tupac Wasn't Cool, 20 Years Later

I was probably 9 years old at the height of my obsession with Tupac's "Hail Mary." I didn't know what I was capable of then, but I was not to be trifled with.
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NHL Revives World Cup Of Hockey; Team North America Features Rising Stars

The World Cup of Hockey starts this week, and it features two nonnational teams: a Team Europe and a Team North America, which highlights the best U.S. and Canadian players under the age of 23.

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