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Brian Guimond

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He is convinced the Stearns County Sheriff's Office hasn't looked hard enough for his son, who disappeared 14 years ago.

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Episode 8: What's Going on Down There?

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In November 2012, a police officer named Tom Decker was shot and killed in Cold Spring, Minn., after getting out of his car to check on a man who lived above a bar. The man was quickly arrested and held in the Stearns County jail. He was interrogated but then released without charges. The state crime bureau later ruled him out as a suspect. Investigators turned their focus to another man, Eric Tho

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Ryan Larson

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He was detained in connection with the 2012 shooting of a Cold Spring police officer, but later declared not a suspect.

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Harlem Through James Van Der Zee's Lens

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James Van Der Zee was a celebrated African American photographer who documented black New York for much of the 20th century.

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Talking about race in schools

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Can children as young as 4 learn to have meaningful dialogues about race?

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Joseph Ture Jr.

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Just days after the shotgun killings of Alice Huling and three of her children, he was interviewed by Stearns County sheriff's deputies and then let go.

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Rita Reker

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The woman Patty Wetterling didn't want to see.

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The Fiddler who Charmed Missouri

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A young musician and actor discovers that his great, great grandfather was Bill Driver, a celebrated fiddler in Missouri.

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Schools give low-income students a chance to travel abroad

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Some in education think providing travel opportunities can reduce the gap in how well some groups of students perform in school.

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Child kidnappings that captured our attention

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They don't happen often, but when they do, child abductions by strangers can capture Americans' attention like few other crimes. A look at notorious kidnappings over the past century and a half shows how attitudes have changed.

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Episode 6: Stranger Danger

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In the 1970s and early '80s, missing children weren't considered a policing priority. You couldn't even enter missing child information into the FBI's national crime database. But that changed quickly.

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Sex-offender registries: How the Wetterling abduction changed the country

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The number of people on the nation's sex-offender registries has exploded to hundreds of thousands. But researchers question the registries' effectiveness, note their inconsistencies and suggest they might be doing more harm than good. Even Patty Wetterling has changed her views.

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Tracking Down a Slave's Bill of Sale

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Members of an extended Tennessee family talk about their great, great grandfather, a slave owned by his white, biological father.

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What a flipped classroom looks like

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In a flipped classroom, students watch or listen to lectures on their own, then spend class time working on projects.

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Episode 5: Person of Interest

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Dan Rassier now wishes he'd insisted that police search his family's St. Joseph farm top to bottom the night Jacob Wetterling was abducted. That way, they would have known there was nothing to find. And it would have been harder for them to come back 21 years later to search with backhoes and declare him a "person of interest" in the case.

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