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Percussionist Sean Kennedy speaks with Morning Blend's Dorrie Nutt about the history of "The Downfall of Paris", a protest song favored by founding Father Benjamin Franklin.

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Spc. Vanessa Guillen went missing in April. Now federal investigators say she was murdered, and buried near a river outside Austin. Her family says the murder came after sexual harassment.

Fort Hood Pfc. Vanessa Guillen has disappeared in April. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with attorney Natalie Khawam and Vanessa's sister Lupe Guillen about new details in this case.

Models developed by mathematical epidemiologists project that tens thousands of lives across the US can be saved by more people wearing face masks.

Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a leading critic of the kingdom's crown prince, was killed in Istanbul in 2018. Twenty Saudis are standing trial in absentia in Khashoggi's death.

It had been scheduled for July 14, hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The next All-Star Game is set for summer 2021 in Atlanta.

Demand for plexiglass has skyrocketed due to the coronavirus as businesses worldwide install protective barriers.

A lower-court judge had allowed less rigorous terms for absentee voting because of the pandemic. That ruling was blocked a dozen days before a primary run-off there.

Corporate sponsors and investors have put pressure on the D.C. football team. Cleveland's baseball team says it wants to embrace the need for social justice.

Effective July 10, travelers from "reduced risk" countries, including Spain, France, Germany and Italy, won't have to self-Isolate for 14 days. The U.S. is not among the exempt countries.

Alcohol makes people lose inhibitions. And maybe take off their masks, and get up close and personal. Here's why you may want to reconsider going out this weekend. Or how to stay safe if you do.

NPR sits down with Germany's prominent youth climate activist to discuss lessons from the coronavirus and next steps for the movement.

Local data reveal a deeper picture of where the current hot spots are in the United States — and where new ones could surface.

We do need a holiday just now. And not just a moment of leisure but an occasion for unity, healing and hope.

For many African Americans, patriotism is complicated because the promises of America aren't fulfilled equally. The Fourth of July brings a challenge: reconciling national pride with systemic racism.

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