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Aye, Sassenach — Gabaldon's Appeal Is Timeless

Twenty years ago, Diana Gabaldon's time-travel epic Outlander shot to the top of the best-seller lists — and stayed there. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates digs into the enduring potency of Gabaldon's magic.

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What Happens When A Beijing Man Invites Women Into His Lamborghini?

The man had a hidden camera recording his chats with the women in Beijing's nightlife district. The video has struck a nerve in China's running debate over materialism and values.

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Trauma Plagues Many Immigrant Kids In U.S. Illegally

Social service agencies and nonprofits are scrambling to figure out what they need to do to help the thousands of immigrant children who have come to the U.S. in recent months.

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Trauma Plagues Many Immigrant Kids In U.S. Illegally

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Desert Games Ben Schwendener & Uwe Steinmetz
First Day of June Ben Schwendener & Uwe Steinmetz
All Because She's Gone Oddisee
Chocolate City Dreaming Oddisee

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What Happens When A Beijing Man Invites Women Into His Lamborghini?

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My President Young Jeezy & Nas
Hey Ma Cam'ron, DJ Kayslay et. al.
Snow Before Us Charles Atlas
Crescent City Youngblood Brass Band

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When Hackers Test For Flaws, They Might Earn Cash — Or Threats

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Move On Up [Extended Version] Curtis Mayfield
Check Out Your Mind [Instrumental, Studio Jam, Previously Unissued Vers Curtis Mayfield
Futura Battles

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Finding A New Life, After An Abusive Marriage And A Prison Sentence

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Photosphere Charles Atlas
Awake Tycho
Classy Penguin The Books
Epilogue
Sounds Like Love Illa J
Genova Charles Atlas

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Aye, Sassenach — Gabaldon's Appeal Is Timeless

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Unknown (Intro) The Unknown
20 Questions [Instrumental] Youngblood Brass Band