Causa is a traditional Peruvian dish of potatoes stuffed with chicken. This one was cooked at a culinary institute in Lima, Peru, but a version may soon be appearing on a plate near you, thanks in part to a push by Peru's government to promote the national cuisine. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

Who's Behind The Latest Ethnic Food Trend? Maybe It's A Government

It's no accident that Peruvian cuisine has become popular in recent years. It's government policy — one that a number of middle-income nations are adopting to flex their muscles on the global stage.

Police carry a detained man to a waiting police van after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, on Saturday. Authorities say 34 people were arrested in the protest over Gray, who died in police custody last week. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Baltimore Police: 34 Arrested In Freddie Gray Protest

Even with the arrests, police said Saturday's protest over Gray — a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody after receiving a fatal spinal cord injury — was "mostly peaceful."

On April 4, 1975, a Lockheed C-5A Galaxy participating in Operation Babylift crashed on approach during an emergency landing at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam. Courtesy of Bud Traynor hide caption

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History

Remembering The Doomed First Flight Of Operation Babylift

In 1975, the first flight of orphans out of Vietnam made a crash landing, and many died. Forty years later, some of the survivors have reconnected, helping to lessen their lingering grief.

Tiny Desk Concerts

DakhaBrakha: Tiny Desk Concert

An acoustic quartet from Kiev, Ukraine whose music encompasses rhythms and sounds from around the world, while remaining joyfully unique. Plus, they wear amazing hats.

In Adult Beginners, Nick Kroll plays a failed tech entrepreneur who moves in with his older sister (Rose Byrne) and starts looking after her young son (Caleb and Matthew Paddock). Courtesy of RADiUS-TWC hide caption

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Movie Interviews

Actor Nick Kroll: 'I'm A Real Solid Uncle The First Hour'

"By hour three," Kroll says, "I'm either on my phone or taking a nap." He tells NPR how being a youngest sibling and uncle of 12 informed his new film, Adult Beginners.

The National Guard Bureau commissioned this painting, "Indiana Rangers: The Army Guard in Vietnam," as part of its series of paintings depicting significant moments in Guard history. It represents members of the Company D, 151st Infantry division — one of a few Guard units deployed to Vietnam — on duty in the jungle Mort Kunstler/National Guard Bureau hide caption

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Back At Base

International Guard: How The Vietnam War Changed Guard Service IPBS

During the war, young men often tried to join the National Guard to avoid being sent overseas. But that war changed the nature of the guard — paving the way for today's deployments abroad.

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