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'Filled With Her Spirit,' A Louisville Art Exhibition Honors Breonna Taylor

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Just over a year after police officers shot and killed Taylor in her home, the Speed Art Museum has opened a show in her memory. "To see it all come together is just a blessing," says Tamika Palmer, Taylor's mother.

In Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice, 1967-1975, Thompson looks back on difficult memories that turned into familiar songs. Paul Morigi/Getty Images hide caption

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In 'Beeswing,' Richard Thompson Revisits A Big Life Just Shy Of The Mainstream

Richard Thompson, a British musician who somehow avoided pop stardom throughout his career, has just written about his early days in a new memoir called Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice.

In 'Beeswing,' Richard Thompson Revisits A Big Life Just Shy Of The Mainstream

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U.S. Capitol Police officers and members of the National Guard keep watch at the Constitution Avenue entrance to the East Plaza of the Capitol where an officer was killed when a man rammed a car into the barricade on April 2. The debate about whether there should be permanent fencing will be front and center when lawmakers return next week. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Recent Attacks On The Capitol Have Reignited Debate Over Security And Fencing

Lawmakers worked in their districts over the last two weeks but the Capitol was marred by another deadly attack on April 2, reigniting the debate over security and the need for fencing on the campus.

Recent Attacks On The Capitol Have Reignited Debate Over Security And Fencing

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Mumbai's grand Keshavji Nayak fountain towers above the street and serves as a place of respite for thirsty passers-by. It's one of dozens of ornate fountains in the city, built during the British colonial era. Viraj Nayar for NPR hide caption

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PHOTOS: Mumbai Falls In Love All Over Again With Its Forgotten Fountains

They're majestic. They're neglected. And now they're slowly being fixed up. Conservationists are preserving them — and officials hope the fountains will supply free water for the city's impoverished.

PHOTOS: Mumbai Falls In Love All Over Again With Its Forgotten Fountains

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Speed Dating Through Spring's New Music

Featuring Mon Laferte, Cuco, Juanes and a few new artists to watch, Alt.Latino shares the latest songs you need to know about in the new season.

Speed Dating Through Spring's New Music

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The Honourable Artillery Company fire a gun salute at the Tower of London on Saturday to honor Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on Friday at age 99. Chris Jackson/Getty Images hide caption

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U.K. Military Gun Salutes Honor Prince Philip A Day After His Death

The United Kingdom morns the loss of Philip, who was married to Queen Elizabeth II for over 73 years, with salutes in the capitals of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. A small funeral is set for April 17.

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50 Years Later, The Legacy Of U.S.-China 'Pingpong Diplomacy' Faces Challenges

April 10 marks the 50th anniversary of when U.S. table tennis players first visited China in a diplomatic breakthrough. But today, the political winds have shifted — in both countries.

50 Years Later, The Legacy Of U.S.-China 'Pingpong Diplomacy' Faces Challenges

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Unseen, Unhelped: Male Victims Of Sex Trafficking Struggle For Awareness And Justice

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Chris Bates began selling nude photos of himself online when he was 16, which he says desensitized him to his own exploitation. "I really thought I was the bad person selling myself," he says. "I didn't realize that I was a victim."

An artist's impression of the Cretaceous Period meat-eating dinosaur Llukalkan aliocranianus that lived about 80 million years ago in the Patagonia region of Argentina is seen in this handout photo. Jorge Blanco/Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology via Reuters hide caption

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Newly Discovered Dinosaur Was Top Carnivorous Predator In Argentina

The dinosaur named Llukalkan aliocranianus was a predator with a menacing appearance and the ability to strike fear in its prey. Paleontologists said it roamed the Earth nearly 80 million years ago.

Newly Discovered Dinosaur Was Top Carnivorous Predator In Argentina

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Four alleged members of the "boogaloo boys," an extremist group often identified by their militia gear and hawaiian print, have been indicted for destroying evidence tied to two Bay area police killings. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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4 Alleged 'Boogaloo' Members Charged With Obstructing Probe Into Police Killings

The alleged followers of the extremist movement are accused of conspiring to destroy messages and other records relating to the fatal shootings of two Bay Area law enforcement officers last year.

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Biden Wants New Ban On Assault-Style Weapons. What Lessons Were Learned From The '90s?

Advocates face steep odds getting a new ban through Congress. If they can succeed, they hope to avoid a repeat of past mistakes that left the original law open to loopholes.

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Remembering The Late Comedy Writer Anne Beatts

NPR's Scott Simon remembers comedy writer Anne Beatts, who died this week at the age of 74. She worked in male-dominated writers' rooms at Saturday Night Live and National Lampoon magazine.

Opinion: Remembering The Late Comedy Writer Anne Beatts

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Heinz Promises To Catch Up To Americans' Demand Amid Ketchup Packet Shortage

The pandemic is causing another new, yet uniquely American, shortage — ketchup. Heinz says it has to up its production by 25% to meet the demand for the popular condiment.

Heinz Promises To Catch Up To Americans' Demand Amid Ketchup Packet Shortage

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New crowdfunding efforts are helping to pay for trips from taxis and ride-hailing apps for Asian American Pacific Islander community members who don't feel safe walking in cities such as New York and San Francisco. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'A Sigh Of Relief': Crowdfunded Cab Rides Aim To Get Asian Americans Home Safe

In response to attacks against Asian Americans, there are efforts in some major U.S. cities to pool funds for taxi or app-based rides for people who feel unsafe walking or taking public transport.

Doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will drop by 86% next week after one of the company's manufacturers released a stockpile and those have been distributed. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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Why There Will Be Fewer Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccines Next Week

A dip of 86% in doses to be distributed to states follows a surge that occurred after one of J&J's third party manufacturers was finally able to release a stockpile.

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Can Vaccines Stop Variants? Here's What We Know So Far

One of the hottest areas of research right now: studies to determine how well current vaccines work against emerging coronavirus "variants of concern."

Can Vaccines Stop Variants? Here's What We Know So Far

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Coronavirus Vaccine FAQs: What's Up With Side Effects? Should You Still Double Mask?

So, you've successfully scored a vaccine — or at least an appointment. Congrats! That's amazing news, seriously! Now what about those side effects? And do you have to keep up that double masking?

People line up to receive a rapid COVID-19 test on Feb. 17, 2021 in Immokalee, Fla. Immokalee, which has a poverty rate of around 40% and whose population is made up primarily of agricultural workers, has joined with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Partners in Health to test, educate and vaccinate the community during the COVID-19 outbreak. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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How Is Racism A Health Threat? Consider The Phrase 'So-Called Race'

Epidemiologist Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones says race is merely "the social interpretation of how we look." This social reality is important because different racial groups have different health outcomes.

How Is Racism A Health Threat? Consider The Phrase 'So-Called Race'

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Is 'The Great Pottery Throw Down' The Most Relaxing Show On TV?

The dishes, the bowls, the handles, the crying — it's all right there to help you relax at the end of even the longest day.

Is 'The Great Pottery Throw Down' The Most Relaxing Show On TV?

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Expect More Tropical Storms, NOAA Warns

NOAA is updating its definition of what a "normal" Atlantic hurricane season looks like, based on the last 30 years. The average number of hurricanes in the new normal has risen from 6 to 7.

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'I Feel Like I'm An Olympian': Youn Yuh-jung On Her Historic Oscar Nomination

The celebrated Korean actor plays a loving, mischievous grandma in Minari — a role that has earned her newfound fame in the U.S. She says the character brought back memories of her great-grandmother.

'I Feel Like I'm An Olympian': Youn Yuh-jung On Her Historic Oscar Nomination

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