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Joan Rivers, An Enduring Comic Who Turned Tragedy Into Showbiz Success, Dies

NPR's Eric Deggans says the comedian was a show business survivor whose tireless work ethic kept her relevant long after other comics would have faded away. She died Thursday at 81.

Across the Imaginary Divide Marcus Roberts Trio
MC2 (Theme Realidades) Colón, Willie

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants to sell all e-books for $9.99, while the publisher Hachette wants to vary the prices. iStockphoto hide caption

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In E-Book Price War, Amazon's Long-Term Strategy Requires Short-Term Risks

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Bones Fat Freddy's Drop
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All For You Haerts

Gov. Scott Walker answers questions while celebrating the growth of local software company Forte Research Systems. He announced the company is adding 55 jobs with the help of a state loan. Scott Bauer/AP hide caption

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Wisconsin Voters Divided On Whether Job Growth Is Enough

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Ike's Mood I Visioneers
Halfway Home Tommy Emmanuel

Stefano Bollani (center) and the musicians who back him on the new album Joy in Spite of Everything. From left: Mark Turner, Bill Frisell, Jesper Bodilsen, Morten Lund. Paolo Soriani/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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An Old-School Entertainer, Making Jazz In The Present Tense

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Ismene Stefano Bollani
Household Of Saud Brian Lynch

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the Justice Department's civil rights division will launch a broad civil rights investigation in the Ferguson, Mo., police department. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Holder Says Ferguson Probe Will Look For Source Of Police Mistrust

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Joan Rivers, An Enduring Comic Who Turned Tragedy Into Showbiz Success, Dies

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Diamonds Ben Howard
Audio Pool The Album Leaf
You Wish Nightmares on Wax
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The Wilderness Flagship

Eva Nah raised her nephew Shacki from the age of 2, when he lost his parents. "Every day [when] I wake up I cry because I feel bad that Shacki has left me," she says. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Remembering Shacki: Liberia's Accidental Ebola Victim

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Karate Galactic & KIPP Renaissance High School Marching Band
Virginia Plain The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 London Philharmonic Orchestra
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