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Preview The New Album From BJ The Chicago Kid, 'In My Mind'

The Windy City soul man has established himself as a supreme collaborator; his Motown debut features guest spots from Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper.

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Meet The Guy Calling Out Hollywood For How It Describes Women

Three months ago, producer Ross Putman started tracking descriptions of female characters from scripts he read. On Tuesday, he shared them with the world on his Twitter account, "Fem Script Intros."

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The Salt

Citrus In The Snow: Geothermal Greenhouses Grow Local Produce In Winter NET

Greenhouses could make local fruits and vegetables more available year-round, but they're energy intense. In the Midwest, some growers tap into the Earth's internal heat to warm the structures.

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Code Switch

Shaken By Shooting, North Carolina Muslims Emerge 'Proud' One Year Later

A year after a gunman killed three young Muslim-Americans in Chapel Hill, many in the local Muslim community have responded by being more vocal and visible around issues of faith.

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Movie Reviews

'Deadpool' Is a Potty-Mouthed Splatterfest. A Really Funny One

NPR film critic Bob Mondello says Deadpool goes in deep on its R rating — and has plenty of fun doing it.

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In Milestone, Scientists Detect Waves In Space-Time As Black Holes Collide

A U.S.-led team says it has seen gravitational waves from two black holes merging together. It is the first time humanity has directly detected such waves.

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Shots - Health News

How To Operate On A Patient Who Might Explode

In rare but tricky cases, disposing of an explosive device requires removing it safely from a living person. Military doctors have ways to minimize the risks, but there's no way to eliminate them.

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Politics

In South Carolina, Young Black Voters Could Put Holes In Clinton's 'Firewall'

Most polls show Hillary Clinton beating Bernie Sanders soundly in the state's upcoming primary, due to overwhelming black support. But many young black voters are turning lukewarm to Clinton.

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All Tech Considered

Information Overload And The Tricky Art Of Single-Tasking

We know, we know. Digital distractions make us less focused. In a challenge from WNYC's Note to Self podcast, NPR staff come face to face with their consumption addictions.

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Love Giant Insects? Meet The Tree Lobster, Back From The Brink

The 8-inch insect nearly went extinct when hungry rats overran its island. But Melbourne scientists found a few in 2001 and started a thriving colony. Now the San Diego Zoo is hatching them, too.

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