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Music Interviews

'Anything That Connects': A Conversation With Taylor Swift

Just shy of 25, Swift's been in the music industry nearly half her life. In an extended interview with NPR's Melissa Block, she addresses what's changed in music, media, feminism and her own career.

Debra Blackmon (left) was sterilized by court order in 1972, at age 14. With help from her niece, Latoya Adams (right), she's fighting to be included in the state's compensation program. Eric Mennel/WUNC hide caption

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Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify

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This photo, taken at Katherine Tucker Windham's Selma house, shows reporter Nikki Davis Maute — and in the background, some say, the spirit the family calls Jeffrey. University of Alabama Press hide caption

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Spine-Tingling With A Twang: Great Alabama Ghost Stories

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Frances McDormand plays Olive Kitteridge in the four-hour HBO miniseries adapted from Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning book of short stories. Jojo Whilden/HBO hide caption

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Like Olive Kitteridge, Actress Frances McDormand Was Tired Of Supporting Roles

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Children play in the West Point neighborhood of Monrovia last week. West Point has been hit hard by Ebola. So local leaders formed their own Ebola task force, which goes door to door looking for cases. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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How Liberia Is Starting To Beat Ebola, With Fingers Crossed

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power had her temperature taken as she arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Reuters /Landov hide caption

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U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Sees Signs Of Hope In West Africa

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Three large crosses lean against the burned out facade of Iguala's City Hall. Masked protesters angry about the disappearance of 43 students — attacked on orders of Iguala's mayor, according to Mexican federal authorities — burned the building last week. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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With Mexican Students Missing, A Festive Holiday Turns Somber

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