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Kim Gordon On Marriage, Music And Moving On

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 4:14pm

Kim Gordon is the former bassist and singer with the band Sonic Youth. Her new memoir is called Girl in a Band.

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For Some Mothers In Prison, A Sentence Doesn't Mean Separation

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 4:14pm

In 10 states, some female prisoners with infants are allowed to care for them. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Jessica Pishko about her reporting for Pacific Standard Magazine on prison nurseries.

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New Defense Secretary Makes Unannounced Trip To Afghanistan

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 4:14pm

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is in Afghanistan meeting with that country's new president, Ashraf Ghani, and discussing possible changes to the timetable for U.S. troop withdrawals.

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The Scents And Sensibility Of LA's Nosy New Perfume Enthusiasts

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 4:14pm

Our sense of smell isn't simply a powerful trigger. It's a draw to scientists — and to a flourishing subculture in Los Angeles, where amateur perfumers collect fragrances like others collect stamps.

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House Churches Swap Steeples For Sofas, And Say They've Never Been Closer

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 4:14pm

With new church construction at an ebb, many Christians are treating this modern problem with an ancient solution: moving congregations out of brick-and-mortar churches and into their own homes.

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Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon On Marriage, Music And Moving On

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 4:14pm

Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore were indie rock's power couple — until their marriage, and their band, ended in 2011. Gordon looks back on the experience in a new memoir called Girl in a Band.

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When Pot Goes From Illegal To Recreational, Schools Face A Dilemma

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 3:27pm

Since Colorado legalized marijuana use, some schools in the state are starting to change how they teach students about the drug in health class. Educators worry students are receiving mixed messages.

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Lamb Dumplings, Lentils And A Bittersweet Taste Of Home

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 3:27pm

One of Syria's most famous restaurants is bringing the tastes of Damascus to Iraq, where hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled from war, and are hungry for a reassuring slice of home.

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California's Drought Exposes Long-Hidden Detritus

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 3:26pm

More than 67 percent of California is experiencing "extreme drought" or worse. At Southern California's Lake Perris, dry conditions have revealed tractor tires and sunken boats, unseen for decades.

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Bomb Blast Kills 2 At Pro-Kiev Rally In Eastern Ukraine

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 3:02pm

The explosion, at the demonstration marking the one-year anniversary of the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych, occurred in the eastern city of Kharkiv.

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Homeland Security Chief: Threat To U.S. Malls 'A New Phase' For Terrorists

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 11:28am

Jeh Johnson, speaking on CNN's State of the Union, said he is taking seriously a video put out by the Somali-based al-Shabab group calling on followers to attack Western shopping malls.

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Clark Terry, Ebullient Jazz Trumpeter, Has Died

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 11:20am

A member of the Count Basie and Duke Ellington Orchestras, Terry also enjoyed a long freelance career which included jazz education and a featured slot in NBC's Tonight Show band. He was 94.

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Clark Terry, Acclaimed Jazz Trumpeter And Composer, Dies At 94

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 10:43am

The famed musician was one of the most prolific recording artists in jazz and performed with such greats as Ella Fitzgerald and Quincy Jones in a career that spanned decades.

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Watch The Oscars With Us

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 10:01am

Follow along as Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Bob Mondello and Glen Weldon live tweet the 87th Annual Academy Awards.

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Bangladesh Ferry Accident Kills Dozens

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 9:06am

The vessel, carrying more than 100 passengers, capsized after being hit by a cargo ship about 25 miles northwest of the capital Dhaka.

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Chilean Cyclist Nearing Record Killed By Truck In Rural Thailand

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 8:31am

Juan Francisco Guillermo, 47, had been hoping to set a Guinness record by cycling more than 155,000 miles on five continents over five years.

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Turkish Operation Rescues Soldiers Guarding Tomb In Syria

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 7:30am

The raid evacuated some 40 Turkish soldiers stationed near Aleppo at the Tomb of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire.

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Imagining The Future: 'Howard Project' Students Look Forward

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 7:25am

A high school teacher, a lawyer, a nurse, a minister: Four college seniors at Howard University in Washington, D.C., describe their career ambitions and how they feel as graduation grows closer.

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And The Oscar Goes To...

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 7:01am

In this week's puzzle, every answer is the name of an Academy Award winner or nominee for best picture. Using a given anagram, decipher the title of the film. The films will go from oldest to newest.

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The Week In Sports: 76ers On A Rebuilding Spree

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 6:51am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Slate's Mike Pesca to find out what's up with the Philly 76ers trading away all their best players, and we'll hear the news around the track. Today is the Daytona 500.

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