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Barton Girdwood at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 21, 2019. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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The lesbian anthem was actually written by straight people

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The BeReal app is blowing up - but does it give users what they want from social media? Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Bad Bunny's dream for Puerto Rico; plus, 'Koshersoul'

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Brittney Griner, #15 of Team United States, poses for photographs with her gold medal during the Women's Basketball medal ceremony on day sixteen of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games at Saitama Super Arena on August 08, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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All things comedy: HBO's 'Rap Sh!t,' plus, what's going on with late-night TV?

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Why protecting the 'viral underclass' can keep us all healthy

After years of covering HIV and AIDS, journalist Steven Thrasher knew that the hardest hit communities were almost always the poorest and most marginalized ones. Then COVID-19 struck, and he saw that the same groups of people were suffering the most.

Why protecting the 'viral underclass' can keep us all healthy

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