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As Many Parents Fret Over Remote Learning, Some Find Their Kids Are Thriving

"It's a lot easier to focus," says one sixth grader with ADHD. While some students fell behind while learning virtually during the pandemic, others focus better when they aren't around classmates.

As Many Parents Fret Over Remote Learning, Some Find Their Kids Are Thriving

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Peter Stampfel's Mammoth '20th Century In 100 Songs'

An absolute eccentric, Peter Stampfel picked one favorite song for every year of the 20th century, then performed and recorded them all for an enormous collection.

Peter Stampfel's Mammoth '20th Century In 100 Songs'

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How Bubonic Plague Reshaped The Streets Of Mumbai

The scenes that have played out in India's financial capital this year with COVID-19 bear a striking resemblance to what life was like when the bubonic plague hit more than a century ago.

A store in New York City stands closed on April 21, 2020. A year after the pandemic started to spread, millions of Americans are still unemployed. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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'Why Us?': A Year After Being Laid Off, Millions Are Still Unemployed

Millions who lost jobs at the beginning of the pandemic are still out of the labor force, making up levels not seen since the Great Recession.

'Why Us?': A Year After Being Laid Off, Millions Are Still Unemployed

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Power lines are seen on Feb. 16 in Houston. The Texas Public Utility Commission has declined to reverse $16 billion in charges from the worst of February's winter storm. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Texas Won't Reduce $16 Billion In Electricity Charges From Winter Storm

The state's public utility commission has faced requests to reverse billions of dollars' worth of charges. But doing so might end up causing unintended consequences, the commission says.

The archbishop of Mosul, Najib Mikhael Moussa, left, waves as he stands next to Pope Francis at the start of a gathering to pray for the victims of war at the Hosh al-Bieaa Church Square, in Mosul, Iraq, once the de-facto capital of ISIS on March 7, 2021. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Pope Francis Visits Iraqi Region Where Cities And Lives Were Shattered By ISIS

The pope spent the third day of his visit in the north of the country, where the Christian population is dwindling. He also prayed for the ethnic minority Yazidis, who were brutally targeted by ISIS.

Agnes Boisvert, an ICU nurse at St. Luke's hospital in downtown Boise, Idaho, spends every day trying to navigate between two worlds. One is a swirl of beeping monitors, masked emotion and death; the other, she says, seems oblivious to the horrors occurring every hour of every day. Isabel Seliger for NPR hide caption

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1 Nurse, 2 Worlds: Navigating Anti-Mask Sentiment In Boise

At work every day, Agnes Boisvert attends to ICU patients "gasping for air" and dying from COVID-19. But communicating that harsh reality to her skeptical community in Idaho has been a challenge.

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