Joe Bay (center), coach of a New York City "Bootcamp for New Dads," instructs Adewale Oshodi (left) and George Pasco in how to cradle an infant for best soothing.
Prenatal classes often focus on the mom — on her shifting role and emotional needs, along with new skills. But if the dad gets sidelined early into a supporting role, research shows, everybody loses. Tap the link in our bio for the full story. (Image: @jasonlecras | Jason LeCras for NPR)
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Caia Delavergne, from Alexandria, Va., was a 19-year-old student in Alaska, when a man who she barely knew shot her in the head. Delavergne suffered loss of her left eye and struggled with her mental and emotional health.
An estimated 300 people are shot each day in the United States. WAMU reporter Alana Wise and photographer Tyrone Turner brought us the stories of 11 survivors of gun violence. In his piece “Shattered: Life After Being Shot” the survivors recall their experiences. (Image: @tyronefoto | Tyrone Turner/WAMU) @wamu885@gunsreporting
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Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, 16, (center) joined a large crowd of protesters outside the White House Friday morning, calling for immediate action to help the environment and reverse an alarming warming trend in average global temperatures. Her message for President Trump is the same thing she tells other politicians, Thunberg says: listen to science and take responsibility. (Image: @mharishaw | Mhari Shaw/NPR)
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"Have you ever volunteered abroad?
From students and young professionals to retirees, nowadays everyone seems to be trying to make a difference in communities around the world.
But what are these efforts really achieving? Do they help — and if so, who benefits? And if they cause harm, what can we do to make things better? (Image: @sa.deng | Sally Deng for NPR)
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Project Alcatraz is a rehabilitation program including vocational training, psychological counseling and rugby. It was started by the Venezuelan Santa Teresa rum company where they use rugby to help at-risk youths stay away from criminal life and violence. Tap the link in our bio for the full story. (Image: @estascalles | Adriana Loureiro Fernández for NPR)
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More than 1 in 5 college students are raising kids, and access to child care is one of their biggest barriers. A new report finds many don't know they can apply for help from federal financial aid. (Image: @neoncatdc | LA Johnson/NPR)
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Around 20% of U.S. adults live with chronic pain. Medical schools traditionally haven't dedicated much time to teaching about pain and pain control, but one top school now has a mandatory course.(Image: @tracyjleeart | Tracy Lee for NPR)
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In the Bahamas, the damage Hurricane Dorian wreaked on roads, airports, communication grids and other infrastructure is presenting a logistical nightmare for emergency responders and aid workers trying to get basic supplies to the neediest storm victims. "Anywhere we could put a warehouse has been destroyed by floodwaters and may not be safe for storing supplies. Communications are down; electricity is down," says Christy Delafield with the aid group Mercy Corps, which has a team on Grand Bahama Island. "Any of the things you would normally do in a response are going to be 10 times harder because the systems that support them do not exist anymore." (Images: @cheryldiazmeyer | Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR)
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Alex Lafargue takes his son, 9-year-old Alongkorn, to his new school in New Orleans. Alongkorn's former charter school was closed for having low test scores.
School closures are a key part of the New Orleans school reform strategy. In exchange for their relative autonomy, charter schools have a mandate: perform or close. (Image: @ek_the_pj | Emily Kask for NPR)
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Ella Fitzgerald is arguably one of the most important vocalists not just in jazz but in the entire history of American music. As part of @nprmusic’s Turning the Tables series, Jazz Night set out to explain her exceptional vocal style, supreme technical capabilities, spirited energy, and, maybe most importantly, the legacy she's left for the vocalists who followed. Watch the full video: npr.org/jazznight. @jazznight@wbgo@jazzdotorg
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Conditions are growing increasingly dire in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Caribbean nation. Food, water and other supplies are rapidly running out, and residents are waiting desperately to evacuate the devastated Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama. (Images: @cheryldiazmeyer | Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR)
1. Nicole Guillaume, who was nursing her 2-year-old son while waiting with several hundred other Haitians and Bahamanians at the port of Marsh Harbour, fainted in the heat.
2. After the Category 5 storm slammed into the Bahamas, residents had to deal with wrecked houses and boats that came ashore.
3. Roselie Petit (right) holds Tristan while she and her other children Laura (left) and Lyana wait at the port of Marsh Harbour.
4. As people wait to leave, search-and-rescue missions continue five days after the Category 5 storm struck and lingered, prolonging the destruction.
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Director Kholoud Sawaf wanted to challenge American views of Syria with a play inspired by ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ set in Damascus and performed in Arkansas. Instead, she endured a three-year ordeal involving war, displacement and the travel ban.(Image: @sbenthamphoto | Sarah Bentham for NPR)