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"Having not grown up here, I feel I'm always educating myself on what this country is, what it has been and perhaps what it can be." J.S Ondara's debut album is Tales of America. Josh Cheuse/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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J.S. Ondara Examines An Elusive American Dream On His Debut

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Demonstrators hold signs and chant in Richmond, Va., on Feb. 2. They were calling for the resignation of Gov. Ralph Northam after a racist photo on his medical school yearbook page came to light. He denies that he is in the photo but admits to once dressing in blackface. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Racist Med School Yearbook Photos? Medicine's Racism Problems Go Even Deeper

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'Magical Negro' Carries The Weight Of History

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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's new book, Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics details his history with New Jersey politics and thoughts on the Trump administration. Elias Williams for NPR hide caption

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Chris Christie: There Is No One With More Influence Over Trump Than Jared Kushner

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A Star Is Born has received eight nominations at the upcoming Academy Awards, including in the category of best original song for "Shallow." Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Beyond 'Shallow': A Look At The Oscars Picks For Best Original Song

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Marianne Power set out to live one year of her life according to the advice of self-help books. She tells the story in her new book Help Me! Grainne Flynn/Grove Press hide caption

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Feel The Fear — And Read It Anyway: 'Help Me!' Documents A Year Of Self-Help Books

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Andrea Bocelli (center) and his son, Matteo, attend the U.K. premiere of Disney's The Nutcracker And The Four Realms on Nov. 1, 2018, in London. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney hide caption

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Andrea Bocelli Passes The Art Of Expressive Singing To His Son

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Can't Find Time To Read? Poetry Might Make The Perfect Gift

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'Under The Wire' Tells The Story Of War Correspondent Marie Colvin's Last Moments

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A Noir Novel For The Trump Era, From Jonathan Lethem

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Georgia's Contentious Battle Over Voting Rights Continues As Election Day Approaches

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Nebraska Aims To Lure Travelers Seeking An Escape From Noisy Cities

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Look Now may lack some sentimentality, but Elvis Costello does return to familiar ground. James O'Mara/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Elvis Costello Doesn't Want Your Nostalgia, He Wants You To 'Look Now'

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Titus Kaphar often appropriates familiar styles from the Western art canon, but his paintings and sculptures alter the images to point out hidden histories of racism and slavery. John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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Meet The MacArthur Fellow Disrupting Racism In Art

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Reporter's Notebook: North Korea

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