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The Marquis de Lafayette sailed across the Atlantic to America aboard the original Hermione in 1780 and joined the American rebels in their struggle for independence from Great Britain. This replica will retrace his voyage; it's scheduled to arrive in Yorktown, Va., on June 5. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Replica Of Lafayette's Ship Re-Creates Historic Voyage To America

The Marquis de Lafayette sailed from France to America in 1780 to help the new nation defeat the British. A $29 million replica of the Hermione tall ship is retracing that journey.

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Hamp's Boogie Woogie Lionel Hampton

The Marquis de Lafayette sailed across the Atlantic to America aboard the original Hermione in 1780 and joined the American rebels in their struggle for independence from Great Britain. This replica will retrace his voyage; it's scheduled to arrive in Yorktown, Va., on June 5. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Replica Of Lafayette's Ship Re-Creates Historic Voyage To America

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Crooked Railroad New West Guitar Group
Wang Dang Doodle Booker T. & the MG's

Amrit Shrestha (left) looks through the rubble of his home in Nepal's Sindupalchowk district. Some 2,600 people were killed in the rural district, a third of the entire death toll in Nepal's devastating earthquake. Russell Lewis/NPR hide caption

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Nepali Village Struggles To Recover From Earthquake

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Dakar John Coltrane

Palestinian girls walk past buildings in Gaza City that were destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014. Dozens of Israeli soldiers have now given testimonials saying that indiscriminate firing was tolerated, or even encouraged at times. Thomas Coex /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Israeli Soldiers: Lax Rules In Gaza War Led To Indiscriminate Fire

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Nobody Cares White Arrows
The Falcon Will Fly Again Nobukazu Takemura

Comedian Aziz Ansari became a pioneer of emoji language use in 2011, when he transcribed the hit Jay-Z and Kanye West song, "Ni**as In Paris." azizisbored.tumblr.com hide caption

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As Emojis Spread Beyond Texts, Many Remain [Confounded Face] [Interrobang]

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My Burr Minotaur Shock
Black Disciples Ernest Ranglin & Monty Alexander

Jean-Baptiste Thoret, Charlie Hebdo's film critic, speaks at a news conference in Washington on May 1. Thoret will receive, on behalf of Charlie Hebdo, the PEN American Center's Freedom of Expression Courage Award in New York on Tuesday. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Charlie Hebdo' Staffer Pushes Back Against Writers' Opposition To Award

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Sad Chicken Leroy & The Drivers
Mark Anthony Speaks Don Byron

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., center, and the committee's ranking member Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., right, were all smiles April 14 after the committee passed an agreement on oversight of Iran negotiations. But the bill has run into some outspoken opponents in the full Senate. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Full Senate Debates May Reveal Recent Bipartisanship As An Illusion

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Canta Conmigo [Funky Junction Spanish Vocal Mix] Blue Man Group

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (center), City Police Commissioner William Bratton (second from right) and other NYPD officers address a news conference on Jan. 5. There is debate surrounding the citywide increase of low-level crime enforcement, otherwise known as the broken windows approach to policing. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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With Baltimore Unrest, More Debate Over 'Broken Windows' Policing

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Dye Tycho

Ruth Rendell won countless awards for her work, including the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award and the Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement. Jerry Bauer hide caption

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Ruth Rendell Dies, Pioneered The Psychological Thriller

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Music Slow Magic
Sven's New Identity Krom

Joel Xu, 25, drives in Shanghai for People's Uber, a ride-sharing service. He makes about $4,000 a month – a good wage in Shanghai – and loves meeting new people he'd otherwise never encounter. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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People's Republic Of Uber: Making Friends, Chauffeuring People In China

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