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Clinton and Trump don't talk much about education

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Education has hardly been mentioned in the presidential debates. We look at where the candidates stand.

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Duane Hart

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He was convicted of sexually assaulting four boys around the time Jacob was abducted.

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Episode 9: The Truth

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When Danny Heinrich confessed in court on Sept. 6 to abducting and murdering Jacob Wetterling and assaulting Jared Scheierl 27 years ago, investigators declared that at last, the public had the truth. But despite Heinrich's excruciatingly detailed accounts, the truth remains elusive. Many questions remain unanswered.

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The Question of Black Identity

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Racial identity in the U.S. is complicated because race is an invented category rooted in slavery. This episode explores the question of black identity in America through the voices of four people who, at one time or another, have had to answer the question: "What are you?"

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The stress of racism may impact learning

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A new study finds that black and Latino students who experience racism have higher levels of cortisol, a hormone linked to stress, and one that is known to impact focus and learning.

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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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