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A series of videos produced as part of the 2019, Turning the Tables series, honoring women who invented American popular music.

A vehicle burns outside a factory that was apparently hit with rocket fire Tuesday in the southern Israeli town of Sderot. Israel's military announced it had killed a commander of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in an early morning strike on his home in the Gaza Strip, prompting retaliatory barrages from Gaza. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Rockets Rain On Gaza And Israel After Airstrike Kills Militant Leader

"He was a ticking bomb," Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu said of Bahaa Abu el-Atta, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader killed Tuesday. Militants in Gaza have responded with rocket attacks of their own.

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks during a news conference in front of the Statehouse on Tuesday in Concord, N.H., where he announced he is ending his longshot 2020 presidential bid. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Mark Sanford Ends His Primary Challenge Against President Trump

The former South Carolina governor and representative said that "impeachment has made my goal of making the debt, deficit and spending issue a part of this presidential debate impossible right now."

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The Truth About Carbs And Calories

Carbs get a bad rap. Here's the science behind why eating too much starch isn't good for you — and smart tips to integrate more slow carbs into your diet.

The Truth About Carbs And Calories

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The Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a case testing the legality of the DACA program. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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DACA Recipients Look To Supreme Court For Hope

The Trump administration is asking the court to invalidate the program that temporarily protects from deportation some 700,000 DREAMers who were brought to the country illegally as children.

DACA Recipients Look To Supreme Court For Hope

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Archbishop José Gomez, 67, was elected to lead the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Tuesday. He's seen here blessing a dog with holy water during the annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony in Los Angeles last year. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Bishops Elect Their First Latino President: Archbishop José Gomez

Gomez has been archbishop of Los Angeles, the largest Roman Catholic diocese in the U.S., for most of the past decade. He has been vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops since 2016.

If Pete Buttigieg, 37, won the U.S. presidency, he would be the youngest person to hold the office. But so far, his campaign appeals slightly more to older voters than younger ones. Above, he speaks on Sept. 16 in Galivants Ferry, S.C. Meg Kinnard/AP hide caption

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Buttigieg Is On The Rise, But Has Work To Do Winning Over Young Voters

If Pete Buttigieg won the presidency, he would be the youngest person to hold the office. But so far, his campaign appeals slightly more to older voters than younger ones.

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Serenity Now: Music And A Conversation With Joan Shelley

In this All Songs Considered guest DJ session, Joan Shelley talks about her latest album, Like the River Loves the Sea and shares songs by some of the other artists who've inspired her over the years.

Serenity Now: Music And A Conversation With Joan Shelley

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A marijuana plant grows in California's Shasta Trinity National Forest. This plant is part of an illegal growing operation done by highly organized drug cartels, who take advantage of the forests' thick canopy to help hide their operation. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Illegal Pot In America's Public Forests Is Poisoning Wildlife And Water

Insecticides and other chemicals found at the sites threaten long-term damage to ecosystems. California law enforcement, ecologists and others are cracking down on the illegal operations.

Illegal Pot Operations In Public Forests Are Poisoning Wildlife And Water

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Reporter Darius Rafieyan gets his makeup done at a Sephora store in New York City. A growing number of American men are dabbling in cosmetics. Nadia Lewis/NPR hide caption

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My Journey Into The World Of Men's Beauty

Makeup was once thought to be the exclusive realm of women, but more and more men are experimenting with cosmetics — and the industry is taking notice. A reporter gives it a try.

My Journey Into The World Of Men's Beauty

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Tanya Tucker performing live at the AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by NPR Music, WMOT and World Cafe. Val Hoeppner/WMOT hide caption

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Hear Tanya Tucker Perform Selections From Her First Original Album In 17 Years

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Co-produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings, the country legend brings While I'm Livin' to the 20th annual Americana Music Festival.

Tanya Tucker On World Cafe

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Ahead of the 2020 elections, 20 Republican House members have said they will not seek reelection, including (from left) Republican Reps. Will Hurd of Texas, Martha Roby of Alabama, Pete Olson of Texas and Rob Woodall of Georgia. Bill Clark, Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images hide caption

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GOP Retirements Spike, Diminishing Hope Of Retaking House Majority In 2020

Experiencing life in the minority and increasing concerns about the GOP's prospects for retaking control are prompting more departures. Suburban areas remain the key political battlegrounds.

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