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How To Be A Professional Triangle Player In 17 Easy Steps

The triangle is an instrument so simple that its name is a description of its shape. It's easy to play but not easy to play well, as a Utah Symphony percussionist explains.

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Two Sisters Share One's Road To Recovery

When Shirlene English was immobilized by a stroke in 2000, her sister Loretta stepped up as chief caregiver. Then Loretta's father developed dementia, and she stepped up again.

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The Letter That Kicked Off A Radio Career

As NPR's Tamara Keith steps into the Weekend Edition Saturday host chair this week, she looks back to a letter she wrote when she was 15 years old.

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The Letter That Kicked Off A Radio Career

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Celebration Joe Satriani

Acaraje are a regional food in Brazil made from fried balls of mashed-up beans, onions and salt. The balls are sliced in half, slathered with a spicy pepper sauce and cashew paste, and then topped with shrimp. Russell Lewis/NPR hide caption

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Want To Eat Brazilian Food At The World Cup? Please Step Outside

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Baby Beluga Joe Ross
Paper Tiger Helios

Sprinters Mark Cavendish of Britain (second left) and Germany's Andre Greipel, (right) shake hands as Britain's Christopher Froome (second right) and Spain's Alberto Contador (left) wait for the start of the first stage of the Tour de France on Saturday. Christophe Ena/AP hide caption

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A Cleaner Tour De France Kicks Off With A Nod To WWI

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Two Sisters Share One's Road To Recovery

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A Beautiful View Bill Frisell
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A Former Megadeth Guitarist's Journey To Japanese Pop

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