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Policymakers are weighing the costs and benefits of universal preschool, trying to determine what works in the classroom. One of the places they're looking is Boston.

A Ukrainian Security Service officer has been killed and five others wounded in the eastern city of Slovyansk, officials from Ukraine's interim government said Sunday.

As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.

In Ukraine, special forces are trying to take back the city of Slovyansk from encroaching pro-Russian militants. Correspondent Ari Shapiro gives NPR's Rachel Martin the latest.

As Russian President Putin threatens to disrupt Europe's natural gas supplies, energy expert Jonathan Stern tells NPR's Rachel Martin that the continent has no short-term alternative to Russian gas.

After Russia took over Crimea last month, the U.S. passed economic sanctions against Russia. But Republican Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says that is not good enough.

Drug courts were established 25 years ago, transforming the legal response to drug addicts. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to West Huddleston, CEO of an association of drug court professionals.

This week, Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay player in NCAA Division 1 basketball. You Can Play, the organization that helped him through the process, wants to be irrelevant eventually.

Laurel Francoeur's son has multiple severe allergies. This means keeping certain items out of the house and calling ahead to restaurants. It also means tough talks with her son and other parents.

As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.

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