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Strange News

It's A Nice Day For A Flash Wedding

In these pop-up weddings, locations are never booked, planning is minimal and fingers are crossed that you don't get asked to leave before you finish the ceremony.

Philadelphia punk trio Cayetana (left to right: Allegra Anka, Kelly Olsen, Augusta Koch) will release its debut on the small indie label Tiny Engines later this year. Mary Ferrigno/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music News

To Sign Or Not To Sign: Artists Big And Small Face The Label Question

Land a deal with a label or put out records on your own: Both options carry big risks. For musicians today there's a middle ground, but getting your songs in front of people will still cost you.

A statue of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin outside an apartment complex in Schwerin, Germany. Erected in 1985, four years before communism collapsed in East Germany, it's believed to be the last Lenin statue in Germany and the town is divided over whether it should stay. The inscription reads, "Decree on land," referring to a Lenin manifesto that said workers were the real owners of the land. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Parallels

Germany's Battle Over What May Be Its Last Lenin Statue

East German communism collapsed 25 years ago. But the city of Schwerin still has a Lenin statue, believed to be the last one in Germany. The mayor says it should stay because you can't erase history.

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A statue of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin outside an apartment complex in Schwerin, Germany. Erected in 1985, four years before communism collapsed in East Germany, it's believed to be the last Lenin statue in Germany and the town is divided over whether it should stay. The inscription reads, "Decree on land," referring to a Lenin manifesto that said workers were the real owners of the land. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire The Inkspots 0:24

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