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A Teacher's Ultimatum Drives Student's Success

In high school, Raul Bravo asked himself whether it was worth getting a diploma. Friends were making fast money drug dealing, and four years seemed like a long time. But then his automotive teacher told him he had a decision to make.
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Week In Politics: High Court On Health Care

Robert Siegel 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 latest from the campaign trail, and next week's health care arguments at the Supreme Court.
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'Mad Men' Returns On Sunday, To The Delight Of Its Excitable Fans

Mad Men is returning after a long hiatus this Sunday. NPR's Elizabeth Blair looks at the reasons for the delay and what it might mean to fans.

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Two Lost Souls Find Each Other In A Hospital

Winslow Jackson and Dorothy Biebrich were two divorced singles struggling to deal with multiple sclerosis when they met in 2006. Six years later, the two hope they are good examples of how to live life. Now, if one of their scooters goes down, the other one can pull or push to help.

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An Open Letter ... About Open Letters

We tweet the most private thought or deed on Twitter, plaster it on a Facebook wall, upload it to YouTube. In this era of total openness — open criticism, open primaries and open relationships — is it time to close the book on open letters?

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