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In South Africa, Soulful Music Delivers Serious Messages

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 5:01pm

Johannesburg-based band The Muffinz tackles AIDS, politics and education while blending jazz, soul and R&B with their country's choral traditions.

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In Detroit's Rivera And Kahlo Exhibit, A Portrait Of A Resilient City

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:31pm

This is first exhibit to focus on the time Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo spent in Detroit. It's a big step for the Detroit Institute of Arts as it recovers from the tumult of the city's bankruptcy.

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Gunfire, Bombs And An Arrest: Boston Police Detail Tsarnaev's Capture For Court

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:24pm

Police officers on Monday described a fierce gunbattle that included thrown explosives, at the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Officers Recall Night Of Battle With Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:19pm

The trial continued Monday for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Three police officers recalled a battle with the accused bombers in Watertown, Mass., four days after the attack.

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FEMA Plans To Reopen All Sandy Claims, Regain Trust In Overhaul

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:17pm

It's the latest step in a growing controversy after thousands of homeowners said insurance companies lowballed damage estimates and insurance insiders called the appeals process "rigged."

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California Judges Must Cut Ties With The Boy Scouts

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:17pm

The state's earlier ban on judges belonging to groups that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation now applies to youth organizations. Does this take judicial impartiality too far?

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War Criminals Next Door: Immigration Division Brings Violators To Justice

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:08pm

A little-known division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has helped track down people who committed atrocities in Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia, and El Salvador.

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I'm Mike Huckabee, And I Approve This ... Infomercial?

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:05pm

How does the former governor square hawking a diabetes supplement program with a potentially serious run for the White House?

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Venezuelan Assembly Grants President Maduro Emergency Powers

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:02pm

Over the weekend, the Venezuelan national assembly granted President Nicolas Maduro emergency powers. The U.S. recently imposed sanctions against some of Maduro's party leaders.

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California Auditing Insurance Company That Took Away Home Health Aide

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:58pm

After a NPR/ProPublica investigation of state changes in workers' compensation laws, the California labor department says it will review the case of paralyzed worker Joel Ramirez.

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New Hampshire Visit Offers Glimpse Into Possible Walker, Bush Rivalry

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:43pm

The two likely Republican presidential front-runners, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, visited New Hampshire this weekend.

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Book Review: 'Sailing The Forest'

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:37pm

Poet Tess Taylor reviews the dark wonder of Scottish poet, Robin Robertson, in his new collection, Sailing the Forest.

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Letters: Hillary Clinton's History With Privacy

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:37pm

NPR's Melissa Block and Don Gonyea share letters from listeners about the story last week on Hillary Clinton's history with privacy. Listeners wondered why NPR's Tamara Keith mentioned that Clinton's dress was pink when she spoke at a press conference in 1994.

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Elton John Declares Boycott Against Dolce & Gabbana

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:37pm

Sir Elton John says he will boycott fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana over comments they made about gay adoption and in vitro fertilization.

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HBO Documentary 'The Jinx' Ends With Surprising Confession

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:37pm

In the bombshell finale Sunday night of HBO's six-part documentary "The Jinx," the film's subject, Robert Durst, appeared to confess to several murders.

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Most Americans' Behavior Unchanged After Snowden Revelations, Study Finds

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:37pm

A Pew Research Center study finds that while most are aware of government surveillance programs after Edward Snowden's revelations, many have not changed their behavior to protect their privacy.

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