Students at this Minneapolis charter school prep for immigration raids

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There could be immigration raids in 10 US cities, according to news reports. At a south Minneapolis high school, the principal has worked to make sure her students are ready if the raids come.

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Thirty-five years of Yo La Tengo

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The original indie rockers perform live.

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Aasif Mandvi on the novelty of playing a guy named Ben

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The comedian talks about “The Daily Show,” his dramatic beginnings and his new CBS show “Evil.”

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60 years before BTS, the Kim Sisters were America's original K-pop stars

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Sixty years before today's “K-pop invasion,” the Kim Sisters, a Korean girl group, landed on US shores and rocketed to stardom — singing American hits before they even learned English.

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How Shakespeare Came Alive for Me — and Stays Alive Today

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Shakespeare shouldn’t be lost on anyone, but how much should the text be changed?

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Faced with dire climate change, denial may actually help Australian farmers cope

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Despite growing evidence that the earth's climate is changing, many people remain skeptical. This denialism is often seen as a political response to the issue, but some mental health experts in Australia say it can also be a beneficial coping mechanism.

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Australians aim to build psychological resilience in the face of a changing climate

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Floods, wildfires, droughts and heat waves have struck Australia in recent years, leaving survivors traumatized. With more extreme weather predicted as the earth warms up, mental health experts are seeking ways to prepare the public emotionally.

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American Icons: Georgia O’Keeffe’s skull paintings

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How Georgia O’Keeffe found her inspiration in the deserts of New Mexico.

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American Icons: Harley-Davidson

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How “Harley-Davidson” became synonymous with “motorcycle.”

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American Icons: Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Star-Spangled Banner’

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How Jimi Hendrix summed up the Vietnam War in a single guitar solo.

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Vertical lunch: To increase food production, crowded Singapore looks up

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A new super-efficient vertical farming system is helping increase food security and reduce the climate impact of food production for the 5 million residents of crowded Singapore.

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How the US is trying to deter migrants from Central America — with music

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A catchy song is getting plenty of play on Central American airwaves, but not everyone knows it was funded by the US government.

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Japanese Americans remember 'darkest hour,' on Pearl Harbor Day (with video)

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As the United States geared up to fight World War II, it forced many Japanese Americans into internment camps. But some of those Japanese Americans decided they'd rather fight to defend the United States, despite being treated like supporters of the enemy.

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Separated from their kids by deportation, these parents raise their family long-distance

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Post-deportation, two parents now back in Mexico parent long-distance, checking in with their children daily on everything from what's for breakfast to schoolwork to paying the mortgage.

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A Pennsylvania steel town reinvents itself with a future beyond steel

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Many one-industry towns have shriveled up and died in recent decades. But not Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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