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A summer program in Baltimore has black middle-schoolers coding, designing apps and altogether hooked on engineering.

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To praise or not to praise smart kids

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Decades of research suggests that excessive praise for success will encourage risk adverse behavior

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University of Minnesota: East Bank clear after gas leak

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University of Minnesota officials gave the all clear Wednesday morning following a warning of a gas leak on the East Bank campus.

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Internships for high school students

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No longer limited to college students, internships are on the rise with high school students.

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Statewide testing shows little change in student scores

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Most troubling, the achievement gap shows no sign of improvement.

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Minnesota students showed little change from last year in the latest round of statewide reading, math and science test results.

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Cheetos, Canned Foods, Deli Meat: How The U.S. Army Shapes Our Diet

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Many of the processed foods that we eat — and the way they're made — were invented not for us, but for soldiers, says the author of the new book Combat-Ready Kitchen.

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Pacific Trade Pact In Limbo As Talks End Without A Deal

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Disagreements remain among the 12 countries regarding drug patents, market access and more, and likely will delay congressional debate of any eventual agreement into 2016.

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Professional Wrestling World Mourns Longtime Star 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper

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The Canadian entered the WWF as a villain and fought Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the first Wrestlemania event. The career gave the often-bekilted grappler many chances to show off his bagpipe skills.

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Watch: 164 Skydivers Fall Into Formation, Breaking World Record

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One of the dangers was that parachutes or people could collide. The previous skydiving record was set by 138 people in 2012.

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NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2015 (So Far)

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We'll call it in the air: 2015 is going to end up being a great year for music. Here are 25 albums we fell in love with over the year's first six months.

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First Listen: Chelsea Wolfe, 'Abyss'

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Darkness is never far behind Chelsea Wolfe; if anything, the metallic Abyss chases it with a tenderness that understands the beauty therein.

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First Listen: Night Beds, 'Ivywild'

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Winston Yellen's folk project dims the lights on a new collection inspired by electronic pop and R&B;.

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First Listen: Worriers, 'Imaginary Life'

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On a razor-edged LP produced by Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, Brooklyn punks stare down the judgment of peers, the corruption of institutions and the clumsiness of gendered language.

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First Listen: HEALTH, 'Death Magic'

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Grandiose, industrial pop scaled to match the band's all-caps name: What Mad Max: Fury Road is to the road movie, Death Magic is to synth-pop.

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