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A tornado moves past homes in Moore, Okla. on Monday. Alonzo Adams/AP hide caption

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Storm Chasers Seek Thrills, But Also Chance To Warn Others

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One of the highlights of the new China Art Palace in Shanghai is a giant digital rendering of a famous ancient scroll, "Along the River During Qingming Festival," which includes figures that walk and talk. The work was first presented at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Parallels

China Builds Museums, But Filling Them Is Another Story

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China Builds Museums, But Filling Them Is Another Story

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Millions of people who rely on check-cashing stores, like this one in New York City, could run into trouble buying health insurance. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

How To Pay For Insurance Without A Bank Account?

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How To Pay For Insurance Without A Bank Account?

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Book Reviews

Book Review: 'King Of Cuba'

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Book Review: 'King Of Cuba'

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Suzanne Hoogendijk, shown here in 2009, hid for two years with her mother in Amsterdam to escape the Nazis. Margot Adler/NPR hide caption

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Reporter's Notebook

Discovering A Family Member's Lost Time In Amsterdam

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Discovering A Family Member's Lost Time In Amsterdam

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Best known for bright, accessible modern jazz, Pat Metheny takes on an experimental composer's work with the new Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels, Vol. 20. Jimmy Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Reviews

Pat Metheny And John Zorn: A Vivid Sound World

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Pat Metheny And John Zorn: A Vivid Sound World

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Suzanne Sells, a special education English teacher at Moore High School in Moore, Okla., stayed with her students through Monday's tornado though for some time her own daughter's fate was unknown. Alan Greenblatt/NPR hide caption

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The Deadly Tornado In Moore, Okla.

Teacher Led Students Through Storm Despite Peril To Daughter

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Teacher Led Students Through Storm Despite Peril To Daughter

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David Cross and Portia de Rossi in a scene from Arrested Development, which returns on Netflix on May 26. Sam Urdank/AP hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour

'Arrested Development' Leads The Charge For Old Brands In New Media

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'Arrested Development' Leads The Charge For Old Brands In New Media

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