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Rowan Jacobsen, in the canoe, and Pete McBride and Sam Walton, on stand-up paddleboards, travel through the upper limitrophe of the delta reach (the section marking the U.S.-Mexico border). Before the dam release, Jacobsen described this parched riverbed as a scene of "Mad Max misery." The temporary flow of water helped bolster native habitats that survive here. Courtesy Fred Phillips hide caption

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Well, I'll Be Un-Dammed: Colorado River (Briefly) Reached The Sea

This spring, the river's final stretch flowed freely for the first time in 50 years. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to writer Rowan Jacobsen about his paddling trip down the temporarily-restored delta.

One Day/Reckoning Song (acoustic version) Asaf Avidan

U.S. runner Bill Hillmann is gored on his right leg during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, on Wednesday. Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP hide caption

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Wounded Bull-Runner: 'If You Run Long Enough, You Get Gored'

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Hard Believer Fink
Wheels Fink

Rowan Jacobsen, in the canoe, and Pete McBride and Sam Walton, on stand-up paddleboards, travel through the upper limitrophe of the delta reach (the section marking the U.S.-Mexico border). Before the dam release, Jacobsen described this parched riverbed as a scene of "Mad Max misery." The temporary flow of water helped bolster native habitats that survive here. Courtesy Fred Phillips hide caption

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Well, I'll Be Un-Dammed: Colorado River (Briefly) Reached The Sea

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Colorado Lotus
You Or No One Chrissie Hynde
Black Mambo Glass Animals

Chrissie Hynde released her debut solo record, Stockholm, this June. Dean Chalkley/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chrissie Hynde Steps Out, But She's Not Alone

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Dark Sunglasses Chrissie Hynde
Blitzkrieg Bop Ramones