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'Urban Rez' Explores What It Means To Be Native American

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Barbershop: Trump, The Woman Card And Kelly Ripa

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Trump And Cruz Campaign At California GOP Convention

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Supreme Court Lets Texas Voter ID Law Stand — For Now

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Kennedy Park, 4, is in her second year of pre-K in Camden. All 3- and 4-year-old kids qualify for two years of preschool in New Jersey's lowest-income cities. Sarah Gonzalez/WNYC hide caption

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Taking On Poverty And Education In School Costs A Lot Of Money

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch tours a factory where inmates work at the Talladega Federal Correctional Institution in Talladega, Ala. on April 29, 2016. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Training Helps Inmates Build A Bridge To Life Outside Prison Walls

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Former Indiana Basketball Coach Bobby Knight On Trump: 'Best Person For The Job'

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American Stars Jam With Cuba's Best Musicians In Havana

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Harassment Woman Faced Before Her Death Underscores Rampant Sexism In Firefighter Culture

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David Cameron's Former Advisor Wants To Revamp The U.S. Conservative Movement

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Puerto Rico Headed For Default As Congress Tackles Relief Plan

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Rising Incarceration Rate Isn't Reducing Crime, Says Report

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