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The Best Music Of 2014

NPR Music's Favorite Songs Of 2014

This year, we couldn't control ourselves. The list of our best-loved songs of 2014 has no arbitrary limits, just 302 songs from every imaginable genre. And you can listen to every single one of them.

In 2010, Omar Thornton killed eight colleagues in Manchester, Conn., before killing himself. Private employers used to create their own rules about guns on their property. But over the past five years, many states have adopted laws that allow employees to keep firearms in their vehicles at work. Douglas Healey/Getty Images hide caption

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Do Guns On The Premises Make Workplaces Safer?

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A new directive from the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, will allow first-time homebuyers to put down as little as 3 percent. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Mortgage Giants Ease Down Payments For First-Time Homebuyers

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Employees at LifeSize in Austin, Texas, take a midday break to play a game of volleyball. The court was installed to help attract millennials to work for the company. Nicole Beemsterboer/NPR hide caption

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To Attract Millennials, A Company Changes Its Product And Workplace

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