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Carlos Varela, a Cuban protest singer, poses for a picture at the bar of the historic Hotel Nacional in Havana. Eyder Peralta /NPR hide caption

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LISTEN: A Cuban Protest Singer On The State Of U.S.-Cuba Relations

For decades, Carlos Varela has doled out incisive criticism of the Cuban government. On our recent visit to Havana, he sang a song he says reflects the mood of the country at this historic moment.

Melinda Townsend-Breslin holds a photo showing her and her mother standing in the parking lot of a favorite thrift store in 2013. William DeShazer for NPR hide caption

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Medical Bills Linger, Long After Cancer Treatment Ends

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Carlos Varela, a Cuban protest singer, poses for a picture at the bar of the historic Hotel Nacional in Havana. Eyder Peralta /NPR hide caption

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LISTEN: A Cuban Protest Singer On The State Of U.S.-Cuba Relations

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Russell Moore preaching during the first plenary address, "Black, And White And Red All Over: Why Racial Reconciliation Is A Gospel Issue." Alli Rader hide caption

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Southern Baptists Don't Shy Away From Talking About Their Racist Past

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"I could hear the gold whispering in the souls of these men," says Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado of a gold mine in Serra Pelada. Sebastiao Salgado/Amazonas Images/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Photography, Misery And Beauty In 'The Salt Of The Earth'

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The hood ornament of a 1955 Chevy Belair. Under new more liberal policies instituted in Cuba the past few years, the owner, Julio Alvarez, started a restoration shop and named the car Nadine. Its baby-pink counterpart is named Lola. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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Nostalgic Cars: Sour Automotive Fruit Of Cuban Embargo Gets New Life

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Cholita, an Andean bespectacled bear, was rescued from a circus in Peru after suffering from abuse. An animal welfare group is now attempting to take Cholita to the U.S. Courtesy of Animal Defenders International hide caption

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After Abuse In A Peruvian Circus, A Bear Awaits A New Home

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