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To Help A Criminal Go Straight, Help Him Change How He Thinks

More than half of prisoners released from prison are rearrested within a year. Cognitive therapy can help prisoners change the thinking that gets them in trouble, like "I'll never back down."
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Up The Amazon Without A Paddle — Or Passport, Or Visa, Or Girlfriend

We recently asked our audience to share their travel nightmares. NPR's Peter Breslow tells his own harrowing story — as a New Jersey boy who had everything go wrong on his South American expedition.
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Personality Tests Are Popular, But Do They Capture The Real You?

It can be a lot of fun taking those back-of-the-magazine personality tests. But tests may be less fun when they are used by employers to make big life decisions on hiring and job performance.
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Week In Politics: Brexit, House Democrats' Sit-In Over Gun Control

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brooking Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union, Donald Trump's visit to Scotland and House Democrats' sit-in over gun control.
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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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