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Humpback whales, working in teams, circle herring with disorienting curtains of bubbles off Alaska's coast, then shoot up from below with their mouths open. This innovation developed among unrelated groups of humpbacks but is now a widely adopted practice. Brian Skerry/National Geographic hide caption

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Photos: The Culture Of Whales

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Ishibashi was born to post-war immigrants from Japan, which, albeit slowly, the artist has conceptually embraced more in his music. Rachael Renee Levasseur/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'For Every Voice That Never Sang,' Kishi Bashi Is Confident For A Changing World

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From left: Angel, Israel, Momo, Abraham and Victory Boyd. The pandemic afforded the Boyd family a chance to harmonize interpersonally, before doing the same as Infinity Song. Courtesy of Shore Fire Media hide caption

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Get Out Of Your Head With Infinity Song's 'Outside Myself'

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Jason Burt, of Clarksburg, Calif., got help from Grammy award-winning sound engineers to digitize and prepare recordings of his grandfather, Richard Burt, playing trumpet in the 746th Far East Air Force Band. Angelee Arceo Photography hide caption

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A Grandson's Gift — A Spotlight — For His Grandfather's WWII Band

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In "Broken Harvest," Madison Cunningham writes as an artist who has lost major opportunities to the pandemic, but found inspiration in her time off. Claire Marie Vogel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Broken Harvest,' Madison Cunningham Is Hopeful For A Fresh Start

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Need To Vent? There's A Hotline For You To Scream It Out

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Lila Downs' song for the Morning Edition Song Project, "Dark Eyes," honors essential workers who are often overlooked. Jennifer Pochat/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lila Downs' New Song Is About Indigenous Workers' Invisible Labor

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President-elect Joe Biden at the Delaware Humane Society on Nov. 17, 2018, the day he officially adopted his dog, Major. Stephanie Gomez Carter/Delaware Humane Association hide caption

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Biden's German Shepherd To Be Celebrated With 'Indoguration' Hosted By Animal Shelter

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Brandy Clark's new track for the Morning Edition Song Project is about processing death and celebrating a life well lived. Chris Phelps hide caption

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On 'Remember Me Beautiful,' Brandy Clark Processes Death And Celebrates Life

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Starting Over is the fourth studio album from Grammy-winning Nashville songwriter Chris Stapleton. Becky Fluke/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chris Stapleton On 'Starting Over' And Writing For The Moment

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Thao Nguyen's new track for Morning Edition's Song Project is about the day wildfire haze blotted out the sun over San Francisco, illuminating everything wrong with 2020. Shane McCauley hide caption

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On 'All This And More,' Thao Nguyen Tackles Post-Apocalyptic Omens

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Caleb Anderson, 12, attends virtual calculus class this month at Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta, Ga., where he is a sophomore. Anderson family hide caption

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A Georgia Boy Started Reading At 6 Months Old. Now 12, He's In College

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While many people with COVID-19 get over it relatively quickly, Marjorie Roberts has been living with symptoms for months. Marjorie Roberts hide caption

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What It's Like When COVID-19 Lasts For Months

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Makaya McCraven has a unique style where he makes improvised live recordings, then builds on them in the studio. His new album, which uses this method, is called Universal Beings E&F Sides. David Marques/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Drummer Makaya McCraven, The 'Beat Scientist,' Talks About His New Album

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School buses sit parked at a lot in Marietta, Ga., in March. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has pushed for students to return to school in the fall, but the state's largest system, in Gwinnett County, has decided on all-virtual learning. Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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As Georgia Governor Calls To Reopen Schools, Largest District Will Teach Online Only

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