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People who have had a stroke appear to regain more hand and arm function if intensive rehabilitation starts two to three months after the injury to their brain.

A study of 72 stroke patients suggests this is a "critical period," when the brain has the greatest capacity to rewire, a team reports in this week's journal PNAS.

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The man portrayed as a hero in the Hollywood film "Hotel Rwanda" has been found guilty on terror charges. His family and human rights groups call his trial a politically motivated sham. NPR's Eyder Peralta reports.

What Top Film Schools Are Doing To Help Diversify Hollywood

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For years, people of color have struggled to break into Hollywood. One reason? The film industry is built on relationships, and many of those relationships often begin in film school, where the right connections can open important doors. Now, the country's top film schools are trying to foster those connections for people of color by creating a pipeline to the industry for filmmakers whose work remains underrepresented.

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Pennsylvania Attorney General On His Fight To Protect Voters' Private Information

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Life Kit: Dating Over 50

Sep 19, 2021

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If you are 50 or older and single again after a divorce or the end of a long relationship, you might be thinking about dating and feeling anxious. But it's OK. NPR's Life Kit has some tips for how to ease your reentry into the dating scene. Here's Tanya Ballard Brown.

TANYA BALLARD BROWN, BYLINE: After I divorced, the thought of dating again scared me. It turns out my reaction isn't all that unusual. Relationship expert Susan Winter says fear is part of the process.

SUSAN WINTER: You're not good at something you haven't practiced in ages.

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Some people really need no introduction, especially a man who already staked his claim to be known as the greatest.

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Gioconda Belli Reflects On Nicaragua

Sep 17, 2021

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Robert E. Lee lost the Civil War, and now his statue has lost its place on Richmond's Monument Avenue. A pair of filmmakers tells the story of why both those things matter.

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Thousands of Migrants, Mostly From Haiti, Are Packed Under Texas Bridge

Sep 17, 2021

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More Twists In Real Life Crime Drama That Has South Carolina Riveted

Sep 16, 2021

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Infrastructure Bill Aims To Address Lead Pipes: Lessons Learned From Flint

Sep 16, 2021

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Updated September 17, 2021 at 1:03 PM ET

A debate is heating up over whether President Biden's sweeping vaccine mandate should be extended to cover those who travel domestically by plane and train.

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José González Returns With 'Local Valley'

Sep 16, 2021

When indie folk star José González arrived at the time to create his latest album, Local Valley, he reached for – what else – local sounds: "I took an evening, set up the stereo mic and recorded an hour of just bird songs," González says in an interview with NPR's Ari shaprio. Aside from his costars, the singer-songwriter recorded the record in the same mode, at his home studio outside of Gothenburg, Sweden, where he lives near the coast in a forest of birch and pine.

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Oregon Sen. Wyden On How Taxing The Rich Could Fund Democrats' Priorities

Sep 15, 2021

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