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Education

Lack Of Education Leads To Lost Dreams And Low Income For Many Jehovah's Witnesses

When it comes to education, not all religions are created equal. Jehovah's Witnesses have the lowest rate of formal education. And that can have a detrimental effect on those who leave the religion.

Lack Of Education Leads To Lost Dreams And Low Income For Many Jehovah's Witnesses

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This 1945 photo provided by the family shows Shizuko Ina, with her son Kiyoshi (left) and daughter Satsuki in an internment camp in Tule Lake, Calif. This photograph was taken by a family friend who was a soldier at the time, since cameras were considered contraband at the camp. Satsuki was born at the camp. Courtesy of the Ina family/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

75 Years Later, Americans Still Bear Scars Of Internment Order

Two months after Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the executive order that paved the way for Japanese-American internment. Decades later, those dark days resonate.

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Movies

In 'Get Out,' Jordan Peele Tackles The 'Human Horror' Of Racial Fear

Jordan Peele discusses his new film in which he addresses the politics of race. It's about an African-American man meeting his white girlfriend's family for the first time and the horror that ensues.

In 'Get Out,' Jordan Peele Tackles The 'Human Horror' Of Racial Fear

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All Tech Considered

Facebook Wants Great Power, But What About Responsibility?

Mark Zuckerberg has announced a plan to make Facebook the only primary platform people use to connect to others virtually. But he fails to discuss the responsibilities that come with that power.

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U.S.

A Thriving Rural Town's Winning Formula Faces New Threats Under Trump Administration

Decades ago, Garden City, Kan., embraced the meat industry, and immigrants flocked there for jobs. The city worked hard to absorb newcomers, but now its economy and diverse community are in jeopardy.

A Thriving Rural Town's Winning Formula Faces New Threats Under Trump Administration

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Politics

New York Republican Rep. Tom Reed Faces Angry Crowds, Deep In Trump Country

Constituents have recently packed GOP town halls to voice their concerns about health care and President Trump. On Saturday, Reed held four town halls in his Western New York district.

New York Republican Rep. Tom Reed Faces Angry Crowds, Deep In Trump Country

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NPR Ed

Trump On Autism, DeVos Protests And More Ed Stories Of The Week

With Secretary Betsy DeVos rolling up her sleeves at the Education Department and, at one point this week, joining Donald Trump at the White House to talk with educators and parents, Washington, D.C., is making a lot of education news these days.

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Movie Interviews

After 21 Nominations, Will Sound Mixer Kevin O'Connell Finally Win His Oscar?

O'Connell earned nominations for work on Top Gun, Transformers, Armageddon and many more. Losing streaks are never fun, but O'Connell seems at peace. "It hasn't been the right time for me," he says.

After 21 Nominations, Will Sound Mixer Kevin O'Connell Finally Win His Oscar?

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