Tom Tillotson, center, watches as Donna Kaye Erwin cast the first ballot for the nation's first primary in Dixville Notch, N.H., in 2008.
The earliest polls in the New Hampshire primary opened at midnight in three towns. In Dixville Notch: Republican John Kasich and Democrat Bernie Sanders won. Kasich and Sanders also prevailed in Hart's Location. In Millsfield: Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Hillary Clinton won.
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Lucinda Williams' new album, The Ghosts Of Highway 20, shows off her Southern roots.
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For decades, the Americana singer has been known for her gritty, gutsy songs. The Ghosts Of Highway 20 takes listeners to the American South, a place she associates with her late father.
Sushi burritos from Washington, D.C., restaurant Buredo. These are delicious, but there's no way they'll earn certification as authentic Japanese cuisine under a new program from the government of Japan.
In a world of Big Mac sushi and Cajun rolls, Japan is launching a new program to certify the 89,000 Japanese restaurants outside the country that uphold traditional washoku cuisine values.
The black-legged tick can spread both species of bacteria known to cause Lyme disease.
It's not the tick that causes Lyme disease, but the bacteria that live in its spit. Scientists at the Mayo Clinic have found a second bacterium capable of causing the disease in people.
Presidential candidate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a town hall-style campaign event in Hampton, N.H., on Sunday.
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In New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidates are using compassionate language when it comes to drug abuse. It's a marked change for a party that has advocated tough stances on the issue.
Glen Hansard, Dan Deacon, Sharon Van Etten and Kishi Bashi were just some of the artists who performed live at the sold-out party.
Emotion seemed to fuel plenty of sighs by Humphrey Bogart's character Rick (right) in the 1942 film classic Casablanca, and even Rick's good friend Sam, played by actor Dooley Wilson, couldn't console him.
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Sighs aren't just signs of resignation, relief or the blues. Involuntary sighs are vital to lung health, say scientists who think they have figured out the brain circuitry that controls the reflex.
The Interpreter of Maladies author is a successful, Pulitzer Prize-winning English-language writer. But she found writing in Italian gave her true freedom; "Language is a very messy thing," she says.
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Earl and Jeneyah McDonald pose for a portrait with their sons Justice, 6, and Josiah, 2, at their home in Flint. The McDonalds have had to teach their sons that the water is poison and not to go near it or use it.
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For Jeneyah McDonald, using bottled water for everything has become an onerous but necessary routine. Still, she worries about the effects that toxic tap water will have on her sons.
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Mueller was an aid worker in Syria when she was taken hostage in 2013. Her death was confirmed in February 2015. The woman charged in Mueller's captivity is in Iraqi custody.
Divers around the open-ocean aquaculture cage at the Cape Eleuthera Institute in the Bahamas. These cages are not currently used in the Gulf of Mexico, but represent one type of farming technology that could work in the region.
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For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
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Filmmaker and writer dream hampton says that Beyonce's provocative new video is "about a black future [where] we are imagining ourselves having power and magic."
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Furiosa (played by Charlize Theron, front right), fights to liberate the wives of a tyrannical warlord in Mad Max: Fury Road.
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Miller, who directed the first Mad Max film in 1979, says it will be a few years before he has any idea as to whether Mad Max: Fury Road "endures in some way."
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The Denver Broncos' Super Bowl victory against the Carolina Panthers was the third most-watched broadcast in U.S. television history. CBS also streamed the game online.
For the first time, CBS put the full Super Bowl, with ads, online and claimed record viewership. But StreamingMedia.com's Dan Rayburn says the decision to stream is getting too much hype.
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Doctors are about to circumcise an Indonesian baby in Bandung, Indonesia in 2013. Indonesia authorized medical personnel to perform the procedure in 2010, then revoked the authorization in 2014.
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And 60 million of the cases are in Indonesia, which was added to the survey for the first time — evidence that FGM goes far beyond Africa and the Middle East.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi's motorcade drives on a red carpet during a trip to open a social housing project in a suburb of Cairo on Saturday. One local newspaper devoted its entire front page Monday to accusing Sisi of decadence even as he asks Egyptians to tighten their belts.
The massive red carpet at the opening of a social housing project has sparked a barrage of criticism in a country suffering from high levels of poverty.
Will Toledo is a wordsmith with a vision, wrapping his faults and frailties in a DIY sound that's still finely crafted. He performs three songs in the NPR Music offices.