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Bowie And Beyond: Looking Ahead To The Music Of 2016

NPR Music's Stephen Thompson shares songs from forthcoming albums by Esperanza Spalding, Damien Jurado, Lucinda Williams and David Bowie.

Russians flocked to Egypt's Red Sea resorts, like the one shown here in Sharm el-Sheikh on Nov. 7. But after a Russian plane was blown up, Russians have been barred from going. Russian tourists have also stopped going to Turkey, which recently shot down a Russian military plane. Ahmed Abd El-Latif/AP hide caption

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Russians Find Favored Holiday Destinations Suddenly Off Limits

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Minutes Freddie Joachim
Twist and Shout Ukulele Ray

Demonstrators march through the streets of Winston-Salem, N.C., in July 2015, after the beginning of a federal voting rights trial challenging a 2013 state law. The most controversial part of that law — requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls — goes into effect this week, although its language was softened slightly last summer. Chuck Burton/AP hide caption

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New Year, New Laws: States Diverge On Gun Rights, Voting Restrictions

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I Ain't Been Myself in Years Yonder Mountain String Band

Activists held an open carry rally at the Texas state capitol on Jan. 1, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images hide caption

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Texas Businesses Adapt To Open-Carry Law

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Sky King Danny Gatton
Into the Sea Port Blue

Natalie Cole performs on stage at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on March 2, 2015 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images hide caption

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'She Captivated You': Casey Cole Remembers Her Sister, Natalie Cole

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Unforgettable Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole
This Will Be Twilight Trio

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