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NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with author and trivia master A.J. Jacobs about everything you always wanted to know about the Kentucky Derby.

The little girl did something lots of kids do. She took her clothes off. The teacher acted as if the child had ruined her life. The Gaza Strip mother found the courage to rebuke the teacher.

A lawsuit over the way public schools are financed in the state became so dramatic that it inspired some New York City high school students to write a play about it.

The state's coal industry is shrinking fast; more than 10,000 workers have lost their jobs since 2008. A small firm in eastern Kentucky is turning unemployed coal workers into software developers.

"My Old Kentucky Home" is sung every year at the Kentucky Derby. Written in 1852 as an anti-slavery ballad, the song has a more sinister meaning upon closer examination.

Sesame Workshop, the company behind Sesame Street, unveils a new initiative to reach kids in a digital and mobile age. NPR gets a sneak peek.

Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.

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.

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.

A year ago, NPR's Kelly McEvers went to rural Indiana and talked with drug addicts at the center of an opioid and HIV epidemic. She returned and found Joy, a nurse who lost everything.

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