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Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers: Tiny Desk Concert

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It's hard to think of an artist who's brought more joy to more people, across more generations — and in more ways — than Steve Martin.

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Earthquake In North Korea Sets Off Alarm And Speculation

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The quake occurred close to the site where the country detonated a hydrogen bomb earlier this month.

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Berliners Vote To Keep Cold War-Era Airport Open

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Tegel Airport was built when Berlin was a divided city and has been scheduled to close after the opening of a new international airport called Berlin Brandenburg, farther from the city center.

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Anthony Weiner Is Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison For Sexting

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The disgraced former U.S. congressman pleaded guilty in May to sending obscene messages to a 15-year-old girl. Court documents show that Weiner was aware the victim was a high school student.

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'Hard Confrontations' Ahead With Far-Right Party In German Parliament, Merkel Says

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would work to win back voters who'd abandoned her party. Meanwhile, internal squabbles erupted among leaders of the far-right Alternative for Germany party.

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1 Killed In Church Shooting Outside Nashville; Alleged Shooter Arrested

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Seven other people, including the suspect, were wounded at a church outside of Nashville on Sunday. Police later said they will charge Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, with murder and attempted murder.

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Why We Can't Shake Life's 'Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda' Moments

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Amy Summerville runs the Regret Lab at Miami University in Ohio. She says regret is pervasive — but it doesn't always have to be a negative emotion.

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We Shouldn't Stick Our Heads In The Sand, But We Do It Anyway

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Ignorance is bliss, but knowledge is power...right?

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About Hidden Brain

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A conversation about life's unseen patterns.

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How A Venezuelan Chef Is Teaching Women To Make Chocolate And Money

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Some of the world's best cacao grows in Venezuela, a country roiled by political turmoil. One chocolatier is betting those beans can propel a whole industry and turn women into micro-entrepreneurs.

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Jared Kushner Used Private Email In Trump Administration, Lawyer Confirms

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Emails have been a central theme for President Trump, who has repeatedly said that Democratic rival Hillary Clinton should face federal criminal charges over her use of private email.

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First Listen: Benjamin Clementine, 'I Tell A Fly'

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Clementine is a musical George Orwell for our time. Stream his extraordinary new album.

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Lost In The Storm, He Found A Place In My Family

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro adopted a puppy that had been abandoned during Hurricane Irma. She says rescue dogs play an important part in recovering from trauma. Meet the newest member of her family.

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'Imminent' Dam Failure Threatens Thousands Of People In Puerto Rico

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The National Weather Service warned locals to evacuate, but with most communications down, it remained unclear how many would heed the alerts.

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An Offensive Hypothetical Slips Through Newsroom Oversight Process

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A report about a disturbing Facebook practice raises troubling newsroom lapses.

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'Hard Confrontations' Ahead With Far-Right Party In German Parliament, Merkel Says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would work to win back voters who'd abandoned her party. Meanwhile...

My Father Stood For The Anthem, For The Same Reason That Colin Kaepernick Sits

As a child, I found my father's love of the national anthem utterly bewildering. His was the generation of men born...

How A Venezuelan Chef Is Teaching Women To Make Chocolate And Money

Some of the world's best cacao grows in Venezuela, a country roiled by political turmoil. One chocolatier is betting...

Anthony Weiner Is Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison For Sexting

The disgraced former U.S. congressman pleaded guilty in May to sending obscene messages to a 15-year-old girl. Court...

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