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Jason Isbell Has Conquered Fear, But He's Still Learning About Himself

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The country artist's chart-topping new album, Something More Than Free, comes at a turning point in his life.

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#TheEmptyChair Amplifies Conversation About Sexual Assault

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A provocative New York magazine cover featuring a photo of 35 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault is the latest in a growing movement of survivors publicly sharing their stories.

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Through Doubt And Dark Times, Joss Stone Lets Her Voice Light The Way

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The British soul singer, whose new album Water for Your Soul is out July 31, is known for her big voice. But since she began performing at age 14, she's also learned a thing or two about perseverance.

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100 Swoon-Worthy Romances: The Printable List

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Here's a convenient, printable version of our Summer of Love swoon-worthy romance list.

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Happy Ever After: 100 Swoon-Worthy Romances

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It's the NPR Books Summer of Love, so to celebrate, we asked our readers to nominate their favorite romances. And the results are in: 100 love stories to help every reader find a happy ever after.

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Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Cecil, Zimbabwe's Best Known Lion

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The killing of the beloved lion, hunted for sport, has been condemned by wildlife conservationists. A conservationist in Zimbabwe says a ban should be imposed on the hunting of endangered animals.

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Oceans Called A 'Wild West' Where Lawlessness And Impunity Rule

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish spoke with Ian Urbina, investigative reporter for The New York Times, about his four-part series, The Outlaw Ocean. He says the lack of rules contributes to the ocean's dire state.

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Narcissistic, Maybe. But Is There More To The Art Of The Selfie?

Monday, July 27, 2015

Some say selfies are a mark of our narcissistic culture. But what about a little photoshopping? Is this further evidence of our vanity — or a platform for our personal brand and self-expression?

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A Day Of Triumph In A Time Of Change: Cuba's High Holiday Explained

Sunday, July 26, 2015

It's been 62 years since Fidel Castro launched the attack that began the Cuban revolution, and the country still marks the date. As tensions cool with the U.S., what does July 26 mean to Cubans today?

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Transgender Women Face Inadequate Health Care, 'Shocking' HIV Rates

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A new World Health Organization study finds alarmingly high rates of HIV infection among transgender women. One of the researchers notes that the numbers are rooted in rampant discrimination.

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On Its New Album, Bomba Estereo Is 'Watching The World' From Colombia

Sunday, July 26, 2015

After a decade of music, the electro-cumbia band from Bogotá is expanding its vision. Simón Mejía discusses the group's major-label debut, Amanecer.

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In This Twist On Tricky Dick's History, A President's Secrets Can Save Us

Sunday, July 26, 2015

In Crooked, novelist Austin Grossman excuses Richard Nixon's rocky political career in the weirdest ways possible — by reimagining the former president as a warrior against supernatural forces.

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Back To Walley World: The Griswolds Go On 'Vacation' Again

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The movie's co-director says the goal wasn't to remake the National Lampoon film, but rather "to bring it to the next generation." Rusty, the son from the '80s classic, is now in the driver's seat.

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50 Years Ago, Bob Dylan Electrified A Decade With One Concert

Saturday, July 25, 2015

It's been 50 years since Bob Dylan strolled on stage at the Newport Folk Festival, plugged in an electric guitar, and infuriated his flock. Historian Elijah Wald says there's much more to the story.

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A Navajo Speaker Says The Language Connects Her With Her Culture

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Navajo Nation voters decided this week that their tribal presidents should not be required to speak fluent Navajo. One 23-year-old, a fluent Navajo speaker, disagrees.

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Fossils Of Technology: 'The Imitation Archive' Turns Near-Extinct Machines Into Music

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The project uses audio recordings of old computers at Bletchley Park, home of Britain's decoding effort during World War II, in a series of musical compositions.

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In 'Wondering Who You Are,' A Man Wakes Up And Doesn't Know His Wife

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sonya Lea and her husband Richard Bandy had been married for more than 20 years when he had to have an operation for a rare cancer. Since then, he's been piecing together the puzzle of his past.

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When Detecting Land Mines, The Nose Knows — Or, In This Case, The Trunk

Saturday, July 25, 2015

In Angola, elephants avoid leftover land mines by using their prodigious sense of smell. The U.S. Army took notice — and now it's hoping to learn from elephants how to develop a better detector.

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'Almost Another Dead Black Male': Remembering A Traffic Stop That Got Ugly

Friday, July 24, 2015

In this StoryCorps video, Alex Landau, who is black, recalls what happened after cops pulled him over one night: blows to his face that took 45 stitches to close up, and a gun held to his head.

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Anthem To Buy Health Insurance Rival Cigna

Friday, July 24, 2015

The $48 billion deal would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment.

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