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One family's multi-generational experience living as permanent refugees.
Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve our society well?
- Expires in 9 Days
The city of Beichuan, China rebuilds after being destroyed by a devastating earthquake.
- Expires Tomorrow
15-year-old Russian performer Egor leaves home and family to team up with 14-year-old Mie.
Bryan Wilmoth and his brother talk about reconnecting.
- Expires in 3 Days
A young, rising independent filmmaker is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The Meier brothers' nursery faces the edge of the Garzweiler II coal pit.
Six stories from 10 years of StoryCorps.
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Dr. Hern explains what made him decide to offer abortion services.
Dr. Carhart faces opposition while trying to finding a space for his abortion services.
Protestors make a personal attack on Dr. Carhart and the owner of his clinic's property.
A young woman discusses her financial and personal reasons for choosing abortion.
Nebraska lawmakers hear a proposal limiting abortion to before 20 weeks.
Two couples decide to abort their babies who would suffer if they were born.
Dr. Robinson emphasizes the importance of trusting women to make personal decisions.
Filmmaker Rachel Boynton discusses the making of her film Big Men.
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Indonesian death-squad leaders dramatize their roles in genocide
Meet Mayor Ed Koch, the quintessential New Yorker.
The son of a woman with early-onset Alzheimer's reconstructs her memories
A portrait of the four doctors in the United States providing late abortions
An unprecedented look at the dark underside of oil development
A filmmaker visits his childhood home: Ain el-Helweh refugee camp
Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve society?
A city in China can be rebuilt in two years, but can a lost community?