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Since its debut in 1971, this afternoon radio newsmagazine has delivered in-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Heard by more than 11 million people on over 600 radio stations each week, All Things Considered is one of the most popular programs in America. Every weekday, hosts Audie Cornish, Ari Shapiro, and Mary Louise Kelly present two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features. A one-hour edition of the program is produced on the weekend.

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In North Carolina today, thousands of teachers descended upon the state capitol.

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UNIDENTIFIED CROWD: (Chanting) Remember, remember, we vote in November.

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So Which Is It, Yanny Or Laurel?

May 16, 2018

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We all know that America is a divided country. Well, this week, it became a little more divided thanks to this word.

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COMPUTER-GENERATED VOICE: Laurel.

SHAPIRO: Obviously Yanny.

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It's Laurel.

When Henrietta Lacks was dying of cancer in 1951, her cells were harvested without her knowledge. They became crucial to scientific research and her story became a best-seller. Since then, Lacks has become one of the most powerful symbols for informed consent in the history of science.

On Monday, when the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., honored Lacks by installing a painting of her just inside one of its main entrances, three of Lacks' grandchildren were there.

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Now that the Supreme Court says it's OK, states are free to legalize betting on sports if they want to. As a once under-the-table economy moves into the open, it creates some large business opportunities — and the potential for millions in new tax revenues.

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It's Infrastructure Week again. Since President Trump came into office, it sometimes feels as though every other week is Infrastructure Week. In some circles, this has become a running joke.

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