At age 12, pianist Joey Alexander has made fans out of some very accomplished fellow jazz musicians. His debut album, My Favorite Things, was released in May. Rebecca Meek/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music News

A (Very) Young Jazz Pianist Takes Giant Steps Towards Musical Mastery

In the midst of releasing his debut album and playing the Newport Jazz Festival, 12-year-old piano prodigy Joey Alexander is staying centered.

Dinaz Campbell, 10, holds Sherry, her newly adopted dog, at an adoption clinic in Rockville, Md. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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Animals

For Many Adopted Dogs, The Journey Home Takes A Thousand Miles

In Puerto Rico, poverty and lax rules have stranded about 300,000 dogs as strays. So, rescue groups are sending many of those dogs to the mainland — and trying to change attitudes on the island.

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Author Interviews

Luther Campbell Of 2 Live Crew On Fame, Obscenity And Community

Before joining the notoriously shocking rap crew, Campbell was a party-rocking DJ in Miami. Even then, he knew that being aggressively different could lead to success.

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Boy Scouts work on canoes at camp Maple Dell outside Payson, Utah. The Mormon Church is considering pulling out of its 102 year old relationship with the Boy Scouts after the Boy Scouts changed it's policy on allowing gay leaders in the organization. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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