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Afghans Take The Stage At Kabul's Emerging Rock Scene

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 6:58am

Jamming on his guitar with local musicians, NPR's correspondent Sean Carberry delves into Kabul's tight-knit rock music scene.

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Author: Mitch McConnell's Focus On Winning Is 'Single-Minded'

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 6:58am

The new Senate majority leader will soon take office. NPR's Eric Westervelt asks Alec MacGillis, author of The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell, what his leadership might look like.

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U.S. Sanctions Against North Korea Are Mostly Symbolic

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 6:58am

The cyber attack on Sony has prompted the U.S. to impose new sanctions on North Korea. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with correspondent Tamara Keith about why the U.S. is taking this action.

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In 'Citizen,' Poet Strips Bare The Realities Of Everyday Racism

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 6:58am

For her latest collection, Claudia Rankine mined her and her friends' encounters with racism. She says she wanted to talk about "what happens when we fail each other as people."

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U.N.'s Anthony Banbury: Zero Cases Of Ebola Is The Only Option

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 6:58am

Anthony Banbury is stepping down as the head of the U.N.'s Ebola mission. He says the Ebola can't become entrenched in West Africa. And he thinks the fight is heading in the right direction.

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For 98-Year-Old Artist, Every Mural Must 'Be A New Adventure'

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 5:25am

Eric Bransby, who studied under Thomas Hart Benton, is one of the last living links to the great age of American mural painting. Age has slowed him down somewhat, but Bransby is still hard at work.

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Libyan On Trial For 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings Dies

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 4:28am

A man accused by federal prosecutors of being an al-Qaida member involved in the bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania died of complications from liver surgery, his wife said.

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Tech Week: FBI Still Blames North Korea; App Encourages Sharing

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 4:21am

This week in tech, private security experts continued to question the FBI's claim that North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures. Also, a new app connects people and their stuff.

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15 Education Predictions for 2015

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 4:19am

From educators, academics, liberals, conservatives, teachers, a student ... and Arne Duncan.

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Weapon Of Choice: Why The Stratocaster Survives

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 4:18am

When an instrument sounds as good playing Daft Punk as it does Lawrence Welk, you know it's got something. The Strat just turned 60, but it's barely aged a day.

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