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Power Outage In N.C.'s Outer Banks Could Take Weeks To Fix

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:15am

The local utility says construction crews building a bridge across the Oregon Inlet cut three underground cables, leaving much of the vacation spot without electricity.

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Yumi Zouma's 'December' Feels Like Home

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:00am

The dream-pop band started in Christchurch, New Zealand, but never got to make a record in its home country — until now. Not a since year since its debut, Yumi Zouma is already back with Willowbank.

(Image credit: Aaron Lee/Courtesy of the artist)

Shooting At Moscow Courthouse Leaves 3 Alleged 'Grand Theft Auto' Gang Members Dead

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 9:36am

Authorities say the defendants attacked guards and managed to take their guns while being transported in an elevator. Two other alleged gang members are said to be injured and in custody.

(Image credit: Andrey Nikerichev/AP)

Seeing Aretha Franklin Sing For The Last Time

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 9:15am

"This is my last year in concert," Aretha Franklin said earlier this year. For a fan who has seen her more than a dozen times, this meant one last chance to witness the queen of soul in person.

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Songs We Love: David Crosby, 'Sell Me A Diamond'

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 9:00am

Folk-rock's master of sociopolitical commentary seeks the soul behind the issues.

(Image credit: Henry Diltz/Courtesy of the artist)

10 Years After Bridge Collapse, America Is Still Crumbling

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 8:52am

There have been some improvements, but there are still tens of thousands of bridges nationwide that need to be fixed or replaced. Federal funding for such needs has remained flat.

(Image credit: Morry Gash/AP)

Top Stories: Fox News On Seth Rich Murder Story; Trump On Insurance Markets

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 8:35am

Also: Vice President Pence talks tough on Russia while visiting Eastern Europe; Pakistani lawmakers choose an interim prime minister; and Tropical Depression Emily is moving into the Atlantic.

Pakistan's Parliament Selects Interim Prime Minister To Replace Sharif

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 8:24am

Shahid Khagan Abbasi will take over as premier. But he is seen as only a placeholder until ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's brother is eligible to assume the post.

(Image credit: Anjum Naveed/AP)

What We Saw At Newport Folk 2017

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 8:20am

The Newport Folk Festival is not just a festival — it's an annualized community. Photographer Adam Kissick captured it.

(Image credit: Adam Kissick for NPR)

Venezuela Agents Arrest Opposition Leaders In Midnight Raids

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 8:12am

A day after a vote granting President Nicolas Maduro near-dictatorial powers, agents of Venezuela's intelligence agency seized two key opposition figures in Caracas.

(Image credit: Fernando Llano/AP)

William Matheny On Mountain Stage

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 8:10am

Hear the singer-songwriter lead an all-star West Virginian rock band for a Mountain Stage set, composed mostly of tunes from his album Strange Constellations.

(Image credit: Josh Saul/Mountain Stage)

Io Echo's 'Harm' Glows With Neon Gloom

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 8:00am

The L.A. duo's glossy shoegaze and dark electro-pop has evolved.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

Who Were Your Millionth-Great-Grandparents?

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 7:10am

Our pre-human ancestors are back there somewhere in the deep time that makes up Earth's braided history of life and change — and we are the tip of the spear moving that life forward, says Adam Frank.

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