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Chinese students ponder Trump

Last Updated by Sasha Aslanian and Suzanne Pekow on

How much will anti-immigrant rhetoric dissuade foreigners from studying in the United States?

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What Betsy DeVos might bring to the Department of Education

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The nominee for secretary of education has a long history of funding school-choice efforts and charter schools in Michigan.

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Ryan Larson files federal lawsuit against Stearns County sheriff, attorney and others

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Update from Episode 8: The man falsely suspected of killing a police officer claims his constitutional rights were violated.

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High achievers left behind

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In a system that prioritizes struggling students, what happens to everybody else?

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It took nearly 27 years to solve a notorious child abduction. Why?

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Reporter Madeleine Baran, host of the podcast In the Dark, writes the story of how the 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling in central Minnesota baffled local, state and federal investigators for years. In four chapters, she reports why it shouldn't have.

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Detroit students sue for better school conditions

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The suit claims Michigan is denying Detroit students their fundamental right to literacy.

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School confronts trauma in students' lives

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Adversity isn't destiny at a "trauma-informed" school in Minnesota.

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EPA reverses course, highlights fracking contamination of drinking water

Last Updated by Tom Scheck and Scott Tong on

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued a final report on the connection between hydraulic fracturing and contamination in drinking water. After stressing in June 2015 that there was no "widespread, systematic impact" on water, the agency now is emphasizing that fracking can affect drinking water under some circumstances.

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Offering sanctuary to vulnerable students

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An immigration law scholar says colleges have no business declaring their campuses "sanctuaries" for undocumented students.

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Update: A Sentencing, A Demand, No Closure

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The sentencing of Danny Heinrich on Nov. 21, 2016, brought to a close the 27-year investigation into the abduction and murder of Jacob Wetterling. But it didn't end the story.

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Keeping black teachers

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Why African American teachers are leaving the profession faster than they're entering it.

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EPA's late changes to fracking study downplayed risk of polluted drinking water

Last Updated by Tom Scheck and Scott Tong on

Early versions highlighted contaminated drinking water and vulnerabilities from fracking. The final version turned out differently: Fracking had not "led to widespread, systemic impacts." Oil and gas cheered the findings.

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Fear, uncertainty for undocumented students under Trump administration

Last Updated by Suzanne Pekow on

Since 2012, many undocumented young people have been protected from the threat of deportation. With a new president, that may change.

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College-educated and out-of-touch

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Donald Trump's win was a surprise to many in the college-educated elite. Should it have been?

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Black Love Stories

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This episode spotlights stories of enduring love among African American couples.

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