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U.S. Arrests Mexican State Prosecutor, Says He's Also A Drug Smuggler Named 'Diablo'

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:10am

U.S. prosecutors say they'll seek to compel Edgar Veytia to forfeit some $250 million if he's convicted. He was arrested this week in San Diego.

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Tillerson Asserts 'Difficult Choices' Are Ahead For U.S. And Turkey

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:08am

The U.S. secretary of state's remarks at a joint news conference punctuated a day of delicate discussions in Turkey, which is facing a number of issues at home and abroad.

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A Forgotten Shipwreck Imperils Washington's Oysters

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:53am

The sunken Hero, an Antarctic research vessel from the 1960s, is leaking oil into Willapa Bay, where more than half of the state's oysters are grown. And no one knows how to remove it.

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From The Archives: Hear Tracy Chapman's First NPR Interview, From 1988

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:33am

Hear the "Fast Car" singer talk about her self-titled debut album in this 1988 interview from All Things Considered.

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The U.S. Is Ramping Up Military Engagement, Which Could Be A Risk For Trump

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:29am

President Trump seems to have given the U.S. military a freer hand — but without apparent diplomatic or political strategies to accompany the increased military engagement.

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Lonely People Report More Severe Cold Symptoms, Study Finds

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:11am

The study builds on previous evidence linking loneliness to more serious health problems, but the findings do not link the sheer size of a person's social network to cold symptom severity.

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Top Stories: N.C. 'Bathroom Bill'; Trump Revised Travel Ban Still Blocked

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 9:22am

Also: President Trump invites China's president to his Florida resort, Seattle will sue the Trump administration over sanctuary cities; and David Friedman is the new U.S. ambassador to Israel.

Songs We Love: The Secret Sisters, 'Tennessee River Runs Low'

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 9:00am

Alabama's humid sense of wonder runs through The Secret Sisters' third album, You Don't Own Me Anymore. Visual folk artists Butch Anthony and John Henry Toney appear in the duo's new video.

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Hear The First Single From Dan Auerbach's New Solo Record 'Waiting On A Song'

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 9:00am

There's new music coming from Black Keys guitarist and songwriter Dan Auerbach — despite the fact that the video for his new song clearly shows he's been abducted by aliens.

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Seattle Sues Trump Administration Over 'Sanctuary City' Threat

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 8:06am

"We are not breaking any laws and we are prioritizing safety," Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says. The city's lawsuit says President Trump and his administration are violating the Constitution.

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All Songs +1: Comedian Neal Brennan Of 'Chappelle's Show' And '3 Mics'

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 7:22am

Comedy and hip-hop have a lot in common: Both hold up a mirror to society's excesses, absurdities and injustices. These two worlds come together in the work of writer and comedian Neal Brennan.

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Music Magazine: Sergio Mendoza, Vinyl Collectors And Tejano Punks On Film

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 7:01am

Hear three mini-profiles of musicians and filmmakers whose art captures Latinx culture and identity — in three very different ways.

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'As I Walk Through The Valley' Captures South Texas' Vibrant Music Scene

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 7:00am

The film is a love letter to the music scene in the Rio Grande Valley, made by two artists who live there themselves.

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Orkesta Mendoza: A Border Story

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 7:00am

Bandleader Sergio Mendoza talks about how growing up on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border affected him and his music.

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For The Chulita Vinyl Club, Crate Digging Is More Than A Hobby

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 7:00am

The members of the all-female vinyl collecting crew connect with their family histories by scouting out Chicano soul records.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Chulita Vinyl Club)

In A Bullet-Riddled Mansion, A Beirut Architect Envisions A Museum Of Memory

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 6:45am

Beirut is peaceful now, but political divisions still run deep — and people are still hesitant to look back on the civil war years of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Albin Lee Meldau's Unsettling Take On Mental Illness And Addiction

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 6:00am

Swedish singer-songwriter Albin Lee Meldau has a profoundly arresting voice that delivers an emotional gut punch with every brooding phrase.

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Trump Will Host China's President Xi In Florida On April 6

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 5:58am

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit President Trump in Palm Beach, Fla., next week, for talks that will reportedly center on economic and other issues.

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