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All Things Considered for September 22, 2013

Claudia Felder, 21, was in and out of the U.S. foster care system for nearly 10 years before she found a permanent family. Her difficult story ended happily, but that's not always the case for the 400,000 kids in foster care in America. Daniel Hajek/NPR hide caption

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Strained Foster Care System A 'Meter Of Our Social Problems'

Strained Foster Care System A 'Meter Of Our Social Problems'

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The Common Core Standards establish academic expectations across states in math and English language arts. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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In Push For 'Common' Standards, Many Parents Left Uneducated

In Push For 'Common' Standards, Many Parents Left Uneducated

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Boxes of empty Jinro soju bottles sit in a downtown Seoul, South Korea, shop on April 1, 2005. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Move Over Vodka; Korean Soju's Taking A Shot At America

Move Over Vodka; Korean Soju's Taking A Shot At America

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From left, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross co-created the sketch comedy series Mr. Show. They have since played long-running roles on Breaking Bad and Arrested Development, respectively. Sharon Alagna/Courtesy of Grand Central Publishing hide caption

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'Hollywood Said No,' But 'Mr. Show' Fans Said Yes!

'Hollywood Said No,' But 'Mr. Show' Fans Said Yes!

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?uestlove and The Roots play backing band to Elvis Costello on the new collaborative album Wise Up Ghost. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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?uestlove And Elvis Costello On Writing Together

?uestlove And Elvis Costello On Writing Together

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All Things Considered for September 21, 2013

The weekend broadcast of All Things Considered has moved to Los Angeles. This view of the city comes from from Griffith Observatory. Ray_from_LA/Flickr hide caption

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Westerly Weekends: 'All Things Considered' Shifts Viewpoint

Westerly Weekends: 'All Things Considered' Shifts Viewpoint

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Food distributed by the Manna Food Center is packed in cardboard boxes to be loaded into clients' cars. Chloe Coleman/NPR hide caption

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Stuck In Poverty Amid Signs Of Recovery

Stuck In Poverty Amid Signs Of Recovery

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A Japanese micro-bar only has room for four customers at a time. Will Robb hide caption

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An Introduction To What's New And What's Next

An Introduction To What's New And What's Next

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Nature writer Jackson Landers kept a black widow alive in a jar on his desk for months. Courtesy Jackson Landers hide caption

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Black Widow Spider Fan Gets Dangerously Close To His Subject

Black Widow Spider Fan Gets Dangerously Close To His Subject

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The Whisky a Go Go club on the storied Sunset Strip, once the hub L.A.'s music scene, acknowledged the May 2013 death of The Doors' keyboardist on its marquee: "Rest In Peace Ray Manzarek, Thanks for the Memories." Jason Kempin/Getty Images hide caption

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Walking The Sunset Strip, A Fading Beacon Of Cool

Walking The Sunset Strip, A Fading Beacon Of Cool

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