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Telling Brian Wilson's Fractured Life Story On Film

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Bill Pohlad, director of the film Love & Mercy, about creating an intimate portrait of Wilson — in both The Beach Boys' heyday and the troubled years that followed.

Rudy Mussi's family has farmed in the Sacramento Delta region for nearly a century. Mussi worries that more water transfers will deplete the fragile Delta ecosystem and wipe out family farms like his. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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California's War Over Water Has Farmer Fighting Farmer

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Scientists Cast Doubt On An Apparent 'Hiatus' In Global Warming

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Squirrel of Possibility Punch Brothers
God Only Knows (Lounge Mix) The Beach Boys

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Telling Brian Wilson's Fractured Life Story On Film

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Love And Mercy Brian Wilson
The Dawn and the Embrace When the Clouds & Francesco Galano

Patient one: A businessman brought the Middle East respiratory syndrome to South Korea in early May. Since then, he has likely spread the virus to more than 20 other people. Several of those have passed the virus onto others. Maia Majumder/Health Map hide caption

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Viral Superspreader? How One Man Triggered A Deadly MERS Outbreak

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The Heavyweight Champion

NYPD veteran Brian Fusco speaks to press outside the 72nd Precinct in the Brooklyn borough on Jan. 20. Fusco is running for president of the state's Patrolman's Benevolent Association in the upcoming election, against incumbent Patrick Lynch, who has been an outspoken critic of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Mike Segar/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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NYPD's Union Rift Confronted By A Wider Shift In Leadership Style

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Hip Hop Piano Villa El Que Se Guilla
Yerba Buena Bump Tommy Guerrero
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Trader Joe's Ex-President Opens Store With Aging Food And Cheap Meals

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A 25-Year-Old Opera Composer Who Does It All

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Crossing Matt Aucoin
The Sunset Eliot Lipp

Spain's maritime rescue service saves African migrants from a rubber boat that capsized near Tarifa, southern Spain. A helicopter team lifts one man to safety, as others cling to the overturned raft in rough waters. All 11 people were rescued. Courtesy of Salvamento Maritimo hide caption

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A Raft Capsizes; Can Spanish Rescuers Reach Everyone In Time?

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Miss Shanghai The Shanghai Restoration Project Featuring Dez
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Money I$ King Lee Fields
September St. Lucia
Dark Heart of the King Joy Wants Eternity
Best Part of Me Fighting Traffic

The experimental drug flibanserin, made by Sprout Pharmaceuticals, is at the center of a regulatory controversy. Allen Breed/AP hide caption

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Advisers To FDA Recommend Agency Approve Drug To Boost Female Libido

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Acid Raindrops People Under the Stairs & Camel MC
Queen Bee Medeski Martin & Wood

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NPR Asks: What's On Your Road-Trip Playlist?

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(I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles The Proclaimers, Andy Pipkin et. al.
Number 9 Moon Hooch
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