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Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music this week, becoming the first non-classical or jazz artist to do so. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Clara Lionel Foundation hide caption

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How The Pulitzer Jury Opened Its Doors To Hip-Hop

A scholar of African-American culture who served on the jury that awarded Kendrick Lamar the Pulitzer Prize for music discusses the voting process and its potential impact on the culture at large.

The man who now leads Cuba: Miguel Diaz-Canel, 57. The Communist Party operative, seen here in Santa Clara last month, was elected president of the island nation Thursday. Alejandro Ernesto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cuba, Long Led By Castros, Hails A New President Outside The Family

When Raúl Castro passed Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez the job, the Communist Party stalwart became Cuba's first president not named Castro in decades. Still, Díaz-Canel says he isn't planning radical reforms.

Ogechi Ukachu, one of the registered nurses recently hired to help staff D.C.'s "Right Care Right Now" program, takes a training call at the city's 911 call center. Selena Simmons-Duffin/NPR hide caption

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Can Triage Nurses Help Prevent 911 Overload?

One in four calls to the Washington, D.C., 911 line isn't an emergency. The city now has triage nurses working with dispatchers to get callers with less urgent needs a same-day clinic visit instead.

Walter Leroy Moody, seen in a photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections, targeted the NAACP and the federal court system with bombs in 1989. Alabama Department of Corrections via AP hide caption

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Alabama Serial Bomber Walter Leroy Moody, 83, To Be Executed Thursday

Moody killed a federal judge at his home in Alabama and a civil rights attorney at his office in Georgia. He would be the oldest U.S. inmate executed since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.

Customers sit in a Starbucks store in Seattle. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Not Everyone Feels Welcome Camping Out In 'Third Spaces' Like Starbucks

Starbucks and other companies have touted themselves as warm spaces away from home or the office. But the arrests of two black men last week reveal that's not always the case.

Not Everyone Feels Welcome Camping Out In 'Third Spaces' Like Starbucks

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Vladimir Baranov is still hoping to find passengers for the Man Gyong Bong ferry between Vladivostok and the North Korean port of Rajin, including Russian and Chinese tourists. But he can soon forget about the region's North Korean migrant workers that Moscow says will have to leave. Yuri Smityuk/TASS via Getty Images hide caption

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Sanctions Targeting North Korea Ripple Into Russia

Sanctions require Russia to expel about 30,000 North Korean migrant workers. In this city in Russia's Far East, some business owners say they will be sorely missed.

Sanctions Targeting North Korea Ripple Into Russia

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Lane Murdock, a high school sophomore, says she felt numb after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., and knew it was time for her to try to make some change. Christian Carter/WSHU hide caption

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Meet The Students Who Dreamed Up Friday's National School Walkout

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Thousands of students across the country are expected to walk out of class Friday to protest violence in schools. And the idea came from a group of kids who live far from Florida.

Meet The Students Who Dreamed Up Friday's National School Walkout

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National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday. AP hide caption

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FAA Orders Inspections Of Engine Type That Blew Apart On Southwest Flight

The Federal Aviation Administration says CFM engines, which power many Boeing 737s, need to be ultrasonically inspected after a certain number of takeoffs and landings.

Vocalist and accordion player Jorge Hernández engages the crowd of inmates in the main yard of Folsom State Prison. Lance Dawes/Courtesy of Los Tigres Del Norte hide caption

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Los Tigres Del Norte Perform At Folsom Prison 50 Years After Johnny Cash

The norteño band became the first free musicians to play at Folsom since Cash did in 1968.

50 Years After Johnny Cash, Los Tigres Del Norte Perform At Folsom Prison

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President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands during a news conference at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club Wednesday evening. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Trump Says He Will Walk Out If North Korea Meeting Not 'Fruitful'

"If we don't think it's going to be successful ... we won't have it," President Trump said at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Wednesday at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.

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