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The Two-Way - News Blog

Boaty By Another Name: 'Sir David Attenborough' Is Chosen For British Ship

Boaty McBoatface received more than 124,000 votes in an online poll by Britain's Natural Environment Research Council — more than 10 times the 11,000 votes for Attenborough's name.

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Television

Beyond 'Sesame Street': A New Sesame Studios Channel On YouTube

Sesame Workshop, the company behind Sesame Street, unveils a new initiative to reach kids in a digital and mobile age. NPR gets a sneak peek.

Beyond 'Sesame Street': A New Sesame Studios Channel On YouTube
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Economy

Politics In Real Life: What Wage Stagnation Looks Like For Many Americans

How the economy feels can be key in an election, and due to wage stagnation, the economic recovery doesn't feel real to many Americans, including Jennifer Kaiser of Indianapolis.

Politics In Real Life: What Wage Stagnation Looks Like For Many Americans
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Texas Judge Refuses To License Child Care Facility In Immigrant Detention Center

The detention facility was opened to temporarily confine undocumented mothers and children who have been surging across the Texas-Mexico border, fleeing dangerous conditions in Central America.

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Music News

Sturgill Simpson Puts A Paternal Twist On Hard-Edged Country

On A Sailor's Guide to Earth, Simpson focuses on bringing beauty and a sentimental spirit to his buzzed-about country sound. The album is meant to be a musical letter to his wife and son.

Sturgill Simpson Puts A Paternal Twist On Hard-Edged Country
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Code Switch

Churchill Downer: The Forgotten Racial History Of Kentucky's State Song

"My Old Kentucky Home" is sung every year at the Kentucky Derby. Written in 1852 as an anti-slavery ballad, the song has a more sinister meaning upon closer examination.

Churchill Downer: The Forgotten Racial History Of Kentucky's State Song
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Monkey See

Free Comic Book Day 2016: Even Archie Has Something New To Say

Pop Culture Happy Hour regular Glen Weldon runs down all 50 of the books on offer Saturday and explains how you can get your share of the goods.

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StoryCorps

Nearing Life's End, A Mother Reflects On 'The Most Important Thing I Did'

Patricia Mishler was diagnosed with ALS — a death sentence, according to her doctors. But before she goes, whenever that may be, she says she knows her greatest achievements: her two daughters.

Nearing Life's End, A Mother Reflects On 'The Most Important Thing I Did'
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Politics

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse Calls For Third Party Challenger To Trump, Clinton

The Nebraska senator has emerged as a sometimes contrary voice in the Republican Party — most recently promising never to vote for Donald Trump. Now he's openly calling for a third way forward.

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse Calls For Third Party Challenger To Trump, Clinton
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Shots - Health News

We Found Joy: An Addict Struggles To Get Treatment

A year ago, NPR's Kelly McEvers went to rural Indiana and talked with drug addicts at the center of an opioid and HIV epidemic. She returned and found Joy, a nurse who lost everything.

We Found Joy: An Addict Struggles To Get Treatment
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Politics

The Political Moment Finally Caught Up To Bernie Sanders' Message

After decades of speaking out against income inequality, the senator found fertile ground for it nationally in this post-recession, post-Occupy era. What's the long-term outlook for his movement?

The Political Moment Finally Caught Up To Bernie Sanders' Message
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First Listen

Preview The New Album From Oddisee, 'The Odd Tape'

The Brooklyn rapper-producer's latest instrumental album is evenly weighted from front to back. There's never an off moment — or even a precarious one.

The Odd Tape
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