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Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos: 'I Was Really Pretty Lost'

Michael Angelakos comes to terms with his mental health and dedicates parts of his new album, Kindred, to his wife.

A view inside the Washington National Guard Army Aviation Support Facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in February. As Congress cuts $500 billion from the Defense Department budget, the National Guard and active Army are competing for the same dollars. Patricia Murphy/KUOW hide caption

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Back At Base

Looming Budget Cuts Pit National Guard Against The Army

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Looming Budget Cuts Pit National Guard Against The Army

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Robert Bates (left), a Tulsa County, Okla., reserve deputy, leaves his arraignment Tuesday with his attorney. Bates fatally shot a suspect who was pinned down by officers, raising alarms about volunteer police officers who wear badges and carry guns. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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Too Often, Some Say, Volunteer Officers Just Want To Play Cop

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Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos: 'I Was Really Pretty Lost'

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Sen. Mitch McConnell (right) walks with Sen. John Barrasso to a news conference about the compromise Tuesday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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In Latest Outbreak Of Bipartisanship, Senate Compromises On Trafficking Bill

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Fresh oil puddles on the white sand in Orange Beach, Ala., during the BP oil spill in 2010. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Experts Debate Damage To Ecosystem

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Pappy Van Winkle bourbons at Bourbons Bistro in Louisville, Ky. The spirit was pricey even before a heist at the distillery. Noah Adams/for NPR hide caption

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At Last: Kentucky Authorities Bust Ring Behind Great Bourbon Heist

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Should The Government Get Out Of The Air Traffic Control Business?

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Chickens stand in their cages at a farm near Stuart, Iowa, in 2009. This week, bird flu hit a large poultry facility in Iowa. It's not clear how the virus is evading the industry's biosecurity efforts. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Millions Of Chickens To Be Killed As Bird Flu Outbreak Puzzles Industry

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Teaching Students To Hear The Music In The Built World

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