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NPR's Robert Siegel talks with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio about the early days of his effort to provide free, high-quality preschool to all of the city's 4-year-olds.

The shootings of two young journalists last month highlighted the perils of dealing with potentially dangerous employees. But it can be very difficult for employers to know when and how to step in.

How do families decide what kind of college to attend: Private? Public? Community college? Three college students explain why they went for the big state school: The University of Maryland.

Candidates are expected to stop early and often in early primary state South Carolina. Now they're dipping deeper into the region after several states teamed to make their primaries March 1.

The Catholic Church still doesn't recognize divorce, but the changes promise to make it easier to annul marriages deemed invalid by a church court by using a "more agile" process.

In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, parliament speaker Ali Larijani takes issue with U.S. statements that it could impose new or additional sanctions on Iran at some point.

New research finds impressive academic gains from the city's vaunted preschool program now that its first graduates are beginning high school.

During the Great Depression, up to 2 million Mexicans and Mexican-Americans were expelled from the U.S. Research suggests that more than half were U.S.-born citizens.

Using divers to monitor whether life is returning to the 100 or so marine protected areas is pricey. Now, advances in DNA sequencing mean scientists just need a seawater sample to do a marine census.

The increasing popularity of the Appalachian Trail is raising concerns at Baxter State Park in Maine where thru-hikers often complete their arduous journeys with a celebratory climb up Mount Katahdin.

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