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Security Lines Are Interminable, But With Good Reason

NPR's Scott Simon just spent time waiting in a long security line at the airport. He says that even though it's easy to grow impatient, the security measures exist to protect lives.

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Show Up Early To The Party With Andy Shauf

The Canadian singer-songwriter's new album, The Party, is full of character studies and vignettes. He breaks down the story behind the song 'Early To The Party.'

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Transgender Choruses Harness The (Changing) Power Of Voices

Transgender people are speaking out in society — and singing in choirs nationwide. "Voice is probably one of the deepest signifiers of who a person is," says the founder of a group about to debut.

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Nigerian President Offers Support After First Of 219 Missing Schoolgirls Rescued
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