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Clinton To Roll Out Her Campaign On The Small Stage

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 6:19am

Hillary Clinton is expected to announce Sunday that she is formally a candidate for president. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Tamara Keith, who will be covering Clinton's 2016 campaign.

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The Winds Of Zanzibar Blow Just Right For Spices

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 6:19am

From the Spice Island of Zanzibar, a fresh look at three familiar spices, so common they might be flavoring your morning cup of coffee. This story first aired March 25 on Morning Edition.

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In 'Distant Marvels,' A Witness To Revolutions Tells Cuba's Story

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 6:19am

Chantel Acevedo's latest novel opens in 1963 and focuses on octogenarian Maria Sirena, part of a Cuban generation that lived through both the war of independence from Spain and the Cuban Revolution.

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This Date In History: Wham! (Awkwardly) Opens Doors In China

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 6:19am

30 years ago this month, Wham! became the first Western band to perform in communist China. NPR's Rachel Martin reflects on the anniversary.

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Cop Shooting Victim's Family Calls For Calm In South Carolina

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 6:19am

Walter Scott was laid to rest Saturday, as the Charleston community wrestles with his shooting death. Activists want reform, but others warn against letting the situation become "another Ferguson."

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Obama, Castro Meet In 'Spirit Of Openness'

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 6:19am

President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shared a stage for the first time since the U.S. and Cuba began moving toward normalizing relations.

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A Good-Old-Boy Thing: Remembering Actor James Best

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 6:19am

Actor James Best died last week at age 88. He was best known for playing Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in the TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard." NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with him in 2013.

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On Steel Horses They Ride — To Honor 19th-Century Cavalries

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 6:19am

In the mid- and late 1800s, Buffalo Soldiers were all-black cavalries patrolling America's western frontier. Today, a motorcycle club that carries their name pays homage to the soldiers.

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With Few Choices, Gaza Family Makes Bombed-Out Shell Its Home

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 6:19am

The war between Israel and Hamas completely destroyed nearly 10,000 homes in Gaza. Not one has been rebuilt. Others, like the Otaish family, are cramming into the rubble-strewn rooms that remain.

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Beyond Almonds: A Rogue's Gallery of Guzzlers In California's Drought

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 6:19am

California is parched. Wells are running dry. Vegetable fields have been left fallow and lawns are dying. Who can we blame? From almonds to politicians to cheap water, here are seven candidates.

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Adventures In Vietnam — Street Food, Love And Taking Chances

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 4:27am

Journalist Graham Holliday moved to Vietnam in the '90s and immersed himself in the culture through food. That meant getting "a little bit" poisoned, finding the best Bún chả — and meeting his wife.

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'Nurse Jackie' Ends As TV's Most Honest Depiction Of Addiction

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 4:27am

Showtime's dramedy Nurse Jackie begins its final season Sunday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show offers television's most realistic depiction of a high functioning drug addict.

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'Nurse Jackie' Ends As TV's Most Honest Depiction Of Addiction

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 4:27am

Showtime's dramedy Nurse Jackie begins its final season Sunday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show offers television's most realistic depiction of a high functioning drug addict.

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Newly-Released Texas Inmates Prepare For A Long Ride To Freedom

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 4:23am

The first steps of freedom from the prison in Huntsville, Texas, lead to the nearby Greyhound bus station.

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Manatee Commune: A Solo Violist Hears Symphonies In Wires

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 1:03am

Electronic musician Grant Eadie was one of the many Tiny Desk Contest entries that caught our attention. He tells NPR's Rachel Martin, "I feel like I could play with a symphony if I really wanted to."

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'It Was Such A Knock On The Head': Laura Marling On Empathy

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 1:03am

"I think I was overwhelmed by the vastness of the world and, more particularly, America," the English singer-songwriter says of Short Movie, an album inspired by her stay in L.A.

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