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Goats and Soda

Nepal's Medical Worries: Crowded Hospitals, Open Wounds

An estimated 14,000 people survived April's earthquake in Nepal with serious injuries. NPR's Rachel Martin gets a picture of medical conditions there from American E.R. doctor Bianca Grecu-Jacobs.

Paris-based singer and pianist Benjamin Clementine makes his U.S. debut with the new EP I Dream, I Smile, I Walk, I Cry. Micky Clement/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Benjamin Clementine Trades 'Sleeping On The Floor' For 'Sleeping In A Palace'

The singer and pianist went from busking on the streets of Paris to eliciting Nina Simone comparisons and headlining sold-out shows, but he says he's just lucky to be able to express himself.

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Goats and Soda

What Happens To A Country When An Outbreak Of Ebola Ends?

Dr. Peter Piot co-discovered the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976. He went back on his 65th birthday to see how the country has fared since then.

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Soul Singer Jerry Lawson's 'Just A Mortal Man' Almost Came True

"Boy, the truth of that song really came out," says the 71-year-old soul artist and former lead singer of The Persuasions. He spent three months in a hospital due to an infected esophagus.

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It's All Politics

Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

Texas' GOP governor is sending the Texas State Guard to monitor a military training exercise after right-wing militia alleged it is just a cover for President Obama's plan to put Texas under martial law.

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Montana Offers A Boost To Native Language Immersion Programs MTPR

Montana, home to nine Native American languages, is set to become the second state to fund indigenous language immersion programs in public schools. The same languages were once forbidden in many schools.

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Author Interviews

John Lydon: The Foul-Mouthed Yob Sets The Record Straight

"After reading so much rubbish written about me over the years, it became obvious that I had to just tell it like it is," Lydon tells NPR's Arun Rath. The man once known as Johnny Rotten just wrote his memoir, Anger Is An Energy.

American Pharoah #18, ridden by Victor Espinoza (left), races Firing Line #10, ridden by Gary Stevens, out of turn 4 during the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Andy Lyons/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

American Pharoah Wins 2015 Kentucky Derby

The Bob Baffert-trained horse, ridden by Victor Espinoza, was the favorite heading into the 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

Members of the 9th U.S. Marine Expeditionary Force go ashore at Danang, South Vietnam, on March 8, 1965. Assigned to beef up defense of an air base, they were the first U.S. combat troops deployed in the Vietnam War. AP hide caption

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Parallels - World News

In Danang, Where U.S. Troops First Landed, Memories Of War Have Faded

U.S. Marines were deployed to the coastal Vietnamese city 50 years ago last month. Now, 40 years after the war's end and amid great change, former Viet Cong and an American reflect on that time.

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