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62 Years After Brown v. Board Of Education: Why Racial Segregation Is Up In U.S. Schools

New federal data show U.S. schools are resegregating; the number of high-poverty schools that serve mostly black and Hispanic children is up sharply. Sixty-two years after Brown v. Board of Education, we look at racial segregation in schools and how to address it.

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What Satellite Images Are Teaching Us About Life On Earth

Satellite imagery is becoming critical to what we do on the ground, including disaster relief, economic projections, and monitoring environmental change. We look at what pictures from above can teach us about life on earth.

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Mindfulness And Transcendental Meditation: Why These Practices Are Having A Moment

Meditation practices like mindfulness and Transcendental Meditation are increasingly popular in the US right now with schools and businesses getting on board. How these practices work, their Asian roots, and what science tells us about expanded states of consciousness.

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The Affordable Care Act Three Years In: What’s Working And What’s Not

The number of health insurance companies participating in the Affordable Care Act exchanges is dwindling. And many of the insurance plans available under the law exclude more doctors and hospitals than do employer plans. The Affordable Care Act three years in: what’s working and what’s not.

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Supreme Court Opinion: Contraception Coverage

Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News offers reaction to the Supreme Court's unsigned unanimous opinion on access to contraception.

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Debate Over Transgender Bathroom Access At Public Schools

The Obama administration tells public schools across the country to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. The debate over transgender rights and the legal, social and financial implications.

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Debate Over Restoring Voting Rights To Ex-Felons

Last month the governor of Virginia restored voting rights to more than two-hundred-thousand ex-felons. It’s the third state in recent months to change course on reinstating the vote. The national debate over voting rights for ex-offenders.

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Competing Political Visions For America’s Coal Workers

Coal mining companies in Appalachia have been steadily laying off workers and closing down. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders promise to bring new economic opportunities to the area. Donald Trump says he can revive the industry: Join us to discuss competing visions for America's coal workers and the future of the region.

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Janine di Giovanni: "The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches From Syria"

The Middle East editor of Newsweek has been a war correspondent since the 1980s. She says reporting on the war in Syria is unlike any other conflict she’s covered. The brutal reality of the daily lives of Syrians.

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Debate Over Decriminalizing Prostitution

Last year Amnesty International called for decriminalizing the global sex trade. Since then the debate has heated up, pitting feminist against feminist, with sharply different solutions for how to protect sex workers. We look at the debate over legalizing prostitution.

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