All Hands is the latest album by the collective Doomtree. Left to right: Paper Tiger, Sims, Cecil Otter, P.O.S, Lazerbeak, Mike Mictlan, Dessa. Kelly Loverud/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Hip-Hop Collective Doomtree On Getting 7 Artists In One Room

The Minneapolis rap crew is back with the album All Hands. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with members Dessa and P.O.S.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Obama Proposes New Protections For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The president recommends more than 12 million acres of the region receive the highest level of protection available for public lands.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

U.S. And India Announce New Ties On First Day Of Obama's Trip

President Obama will be in India for three days; he is the first president to visit the country twice while in office. Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also discussed defense and climate change.

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Parallels - World News

Piece By Piece, Monks Scramble To Preserve Iraq's Christian History

Fleeing ISIS, an order of Dominican monks had to leave much behind. But when Father Najeeb Michaeel helped the Christian community escape, he took one thing with him: a collection of manuscripts.

"[Death metal] is a very passionate music. It's also really dark and gory--and I like that stuff." - John Darnielle, of the Mountain Goats. DL Andersoni hide caption

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Ask Me Another

John Darnielle: From Mountain Goats To Master Of Reality

"Death metal really does come from the heart," says The Mountain Goats frontman and author of Wolf In White Van. In Durham, he plays "The Best Ever Death Metal Band Out of Denton."

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Movie Interviews

At Its Core, Warped Family Drama 'Mommy' Is 'A Story Of Love'

In his award-winning film, Xavier Dolan, 25, tackles the relationship between a single mom and her troubled son. He says, "I feel like I knew this kid. ... He's just the worst version of who I was."

Allison Begalman, a student at the University of Southern California, wears goggles and headphones to experience a virtual mortar strike on civilians in Aleppo, Syria. James Delahoussaye /NPR hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

A corner of the video game industry is covering the news through immersive experiences. One game transports players into the middle of the Syrian civil war.

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