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"I was very influenced to sing more in Arabic and to express my Sudanese identity much more confrontationally and much more honestly," Ahmed Gallab of Sinkane says. Daniel Dorsa/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sinkane Harnesses Hope For Sudan In 'Dépaysé' Album

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Lucia Lucas, with cast mate Hidenori Inoue, in a dress rehearsal for the Tulsa Opera's 2019 Don Giovanni production. Shane Bevel Photography/Tulsa Opera hide caption

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'They Know That I'm The Real Deal': Transgender Baritone Makes Opera History

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Vampire Weekend's Father of the Bride, the band's first album in six years, is out May 3. Michael Schmelling/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Vampire Weekend Is Looking For The Cool Within The Uncool

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Weyes Blood's latest album Titanic Rising goes from nostalgic and abstract to deeply personal. Kathryn Vetter Miller/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Weyes Blood Meditates On Climate Change And Learns To Cope With Loss

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Writer Barry Lopez Reflects On A Life Traveling Beyond The 'Horizon'

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Shawn Esco brings his dog Nibbler to a park in Jackson, Miss. He was diagnosed with HIV 11 years ago and has stayed healthy, but the same can't be said of many of the other HIV-positive people in his life. L. Kasimu Harris for NPR hide caption

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Ending HIV In Mississippi Means Cutting Through Racism, Poverty And Homophobia

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A vendor adjusts heart-shaped pillows hanging from a tree in Jalandhar, India, on Feb. 9. Shammi Mehra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Poem For Your Thoughts: Your Memories Of Love, Captured In Poetry

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Christopher Scott served over a decade in prison, and while in the middle of the sentence, he developed a passion for soap operas. Justin Richmond/NPR hide caption

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'General Hospital' Was 'The Dope' In Prison — And Kept Him Out Of Trouble

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Pete Van Vleet plays with his daughter, Madeline, 6, and his son, Jack, 9 months. Van Vleet is a baseball superfan; his favorite team is the Houston Astros. Madeline's is the Detroit Tigers because she generally likes the teams with animal mascots. Photo illustration by Claire Harbage/NPR and Paige Vickers for NPR hide caption

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Babies And Baseball: A Dad Plants The Seeds For A Shared Love Of The Game

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A Lifetime Of Finding Peace, Purpose And Voice In The Pages Of Comics

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Artificial intelligence poses an existential risk to human civilization, Elon Musk (right) told the National Governors Association meeting Saturday in Providence, R.I. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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