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What It's Like To Be A Part Of The 'Vanishing Middle Class'

Mat Johnson grew up poor, but managed to land in the middle class as an adult. Still, he says, opportunities for advancement are few and far between, and it's all too easy to slide back economically.
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Cavaliers' Historic Win Was Just What This Fan Needed

People from Cleveland know not to get ahead of themselves. We know what it's like to lose. Until now.
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Father's Day Is Now A Thing In India — But My Dad Is Not A Fan

Growing up in India, I never had to worry about Father's Day. But now I do. Would dad like a booze flask with a mustache decal?

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My Big Sister Was Gunned Down In Charleston One Year Ago

On June 17, 2015, Malcolm Graham learned that his sister, Cynthia Graham Hurd, a librarian and a devout Christian, was one of nine victims shot and killed at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
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Compassion Drove Dad To The Salad Bar — That, And Fear Of Alien Abduction

Her grandparents were vegetarian out of fear of eating reincarnated ancestors. Her father, out of compassion for animals and X-Files-inspired thinking. But it wasn't so great for family unity.

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I Feel Like 'I Am Orlando' Though I Live Thousands Of Miles Away

The attack on Pulse made this Nigerian LGBT activist remember a time when he saw Orlando in his everyday life.
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Week In Politics: Aftermath Of Mass Shooting In Orlando

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks 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 mass shooting in Orlando, public reactions from around the country and the political response from Washington, D.C.
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'These Are My People': Writer Reflects On Orlando Attack In 'Washington Post'

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with writer Justin Torres, who wrote a piece in the Washington Post about Latin night at the queer club.
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'I Won't Feel Safe On My College Campus'

Youth Radio's Esmé Ablaza just graduated from Palo Alto High School, near Stanford University. In this commentary, she offers her thoughts on sexual assault as a college-bound young woman.
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Wedding Woes: When Families Feud Over Invitations

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. This week they consider what to do when wedding plans create tension within the family.

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