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NPR's Robert Smith Remembers R.E.M.

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News Of R.E.M.'s Split, As Sung By NPR's Robert Smith

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News Of R.E.M.'s Split, As Sung By NPR's Robert Smith

The singer Michael Stipe of the US rock group R.E.M. performs on July of 2003. Marcus Brandt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The singer Michael Stipe of the US rock group R.E.M. performs on July of 2003.

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We already delivered the news earlier, but NPR's Robert Smith just delivered it in a more lyrical manner for our Newscast unit.

There's not much more we can add. You just have to listen:

NPR's Robert Smith Remembers R.E.M.

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