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How To Buy A Car: Start With Some Patience

A car is one of the larger purchases most people make. How can you make sure that purchase isn't a mistake? Don't "buy it today." Do your research. Don't panic. Easy, right?

How To Buy A Car: Start With Some Patience
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A kindergarten teacher in Jerusalem stands with students as they listen to sirens that played nationwide on Thursday to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year, a new national Holocaust curriculum is being fully implemented in kindergarten. Ellen Krosney for NPR hide caption

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In Israeli Kindergartens, An Early Lesson In The Holocaust

Israeli schools on Thursday carried out a standardized lesson plan for the first time to teach kindergartners the meaning of the country's annual Holocaust Remembrance Day.

In Israeli Kindergartens, An Early Lesson In The Holocaust
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First Listen

First Listen: Oddisee, 'The Odd Tape'

The Brooklyn rapper-producer's latest instrumental album is evenly weighted from front to back. There's never an off moment — or even a precarious one.

The Odd Tape
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Politics

FBI Probe Of Clinton Email Use Advances With Aides' Interviews

Federal investigators have interviewed top aides to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. They're asking whether her email practices as secretary of state compromised government secrets.

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Goats and Soda

Why The Villages Are Losing Their Young Men

The young people say 'Beugue tekki.' I want to become someone. That's a key reason that hundreds of men from Senegal head for Europe despite the risks.

Why The Villages Are Losing Their Young Men
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A reconstruction of Kennewick Man sculpted to resemble the Ainu people of Japan, considered by some at the time to be his closest living relatives. Now, a link to Native Americans has been confirmed. Brittney Tatchell/Smithsonian Institute hide caption

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Code Switch

A Long, Complicated Battle Over 9,000-Year-Old Bones Is Finally Over

The 1996 discovery of Kennewick Man, one of the oldest North American human skeletons ever found, erupted in an unprecedented fight between scientists and Native American beliefs.

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4 People Found Alive 6 Days After Building Collapse In Kenya

"I cannot say the happiness I have," the husband of a woman rescued from the rubble told The Associated Press. He says she is eight months pregnant. The collapse killed some three dozen people.

U.S. Navy air wing plane captains carry chains as they pause on the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier last September. Every day, the steam-powered catapult aboard this massive aircraft carrier flings American fighter jets into the sky, on missions to target the extremist Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Marko Drobnjakovic/AP hide caption

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U.S. Army Captain Sues Obama Over Legality Of War Against ISIS

Capt. Nathan Michael Smith, who is currently on active duty in Kuwait, says he is concerned that an "illegal" war "forces him to violate his oath to 'preserve, protect and defend' the Constitution."

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray says financial firms use arbitration to "sidestep the legal system [and] avoid accountability." But industry officials say a proposed ban on mandatory arbitration clauses will lead to frivolous legal action. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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New Rule Would Make It Easier For Consumers To Sue Banks

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed banning financial firms from forcing arbitration to avoid lawsuits. But industry officials say the rule will lead to frivolous legal action.

New Rule Would Make It Easier For Consumers To Sue Banks
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Crepes are a cousin of the enchilada, says Mexican chef Pati Jinich. A vestige of French intervention in Mexico, crepes are now considered classics of Mexican gastronomy. Above, Jinich's crepe enchiladas with corn, poblano chiles and squash in an avocado-tomatillo sauce. Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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The Salt

Crepes For Cinco De Mayo? Chef Pati Jinich Explains Por Qué

The holiday commemorates a Mexican victory against French invaders, whose culinary imprint lingers. In her new cookbook, Jinich explores Mexico's evolving cuisine and its many immigrant influences.

Sacks full of peanuts are displayed for sale at a market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Aid groups say they are dismayed by a planned influx of American-grown peanuts from a U.S. agricultural surplus that they fear could undercut a vital cash crop in the impoverished Caribbean nation. Dieu Nalio Chery/AP hide caption

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The Salt

U.S. To Ship Peanuts To Feed Haitian Kids; Aid Groups Say 'This Is Wrong'

On paper, the USDA's plan to send surplus peanuts to feed 140,000 malnourished Haitian schoolchildren sounds heroic. But aid groups say it could devastate Haiti's peanut farmers.