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Elaine Cromie for NPR

Antonio Martinez has worked for GM for three years and Felicia McCray has worked there for five months.

Elaine Cromie for NPR

As negotiations continue between the automaker and the union, workers express what motivates them to join the picket line. "One fight, we all fight," one worker says.

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Dian Lofton/TED

Novelist Jacqueline Woodson is a slow reader. Taking her time lets her savor each word brings her closer to each story, and it lets her pay respect to her ancestors who weren't allowed to read.

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JEROD HARRIS/TED

Many students feel unrelenting pressure to be ... perfect. Social psychologist Thomas Curran warns that striving for perfectionism isn't just impossible — it's also dangerous to children's health.

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 Ryan Lash /TED

When one of Liz Kleinrock's fourth grade students made a cringeworthy comment about race, rather than change the subject, she chose to turn the moment into a teachable one — and start a conversation.

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Ryan Lash/TED

After months of struggling with one particularly challenging elementary school student, principal Olympia Della Flora realized it was the classroom setting that needed to change ... not the child.

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The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party won big in this month's Brandenburg and Saxony state elections. A recent poll shows the AfD more popular than ever throughout Germany.

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Charlie Neibergall/AP

The mayor of America's largest city was one of the last major candidates to enter the race, but his progressive pitch never caught on in the crowded field.

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Christopher Fitzgerald/AP

"Podunk" is supposed to be bleak and isolated. But there are a few things that people who use the term might not know. For one, it really exists. For another, its history predates the United States.

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