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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.

Writing On the Wall Bear's Den
Pipeline Bill Frisell

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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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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Nobody Cares White Arrows
Time Lapse Ludovico Einaudi
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In Latest Outbreak Of Bipartisanship, Senate Compromises On Trafficking Bill

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Post Humous Morcheeba
Serendipity Tom Middleton

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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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Experience Ludovico Einaudi

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

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Jeeper Creeper Sinkane

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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Bullet Girl John Butler Trio
Nuits de Saint Germain des Pres Django Reinhardt

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Teaching Students To Hear The Music In The Built World

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Goumari Watcha Clan

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