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China's U.N. Ambassador Liu Jieyi speaks with U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power before the Security Council vote on sanctions against North Korea on March 2. Don Emmert /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why China Supports New Sanctions Against North Korea

A U.S. Treasury official tells NPR that China is moving purposefully to apply new sanctions on North Korea. But economic losses or potential U.S. sanctions on Chinese firms could lead to friction.

Oh, Good Grief! Vince Guaraldi
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Hideaway Karen O & the Kids
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Despite the ongoing drought in California, the Folsom Lake reservoir is kept at only 60 percent capacity in the winter to prevent major flooding if a winter storm occurs. Some hope to prevent the waste of water by relying on more accurate weather predictions. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation hide caption

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In California, Dealing With A Drought And Preparing For A Flood

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Compromise Dan Romer
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Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime [Exclusive Recording] Beck
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Actors onstage during a performance of Fallujah. The Long Beach Opera production is based on the combat experiences of a U.S. Marine in Iraq, and was co-written with an Iraqi-American. Keith Ian Polakoff/Long Beach Opera hide caption

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An Iraq War Opera Finds A Vein Of Empathy

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Arquímedes Puccio (Guillermo Francella) is brutal and dictatorial as the kidnapping family patriarch. Courtesy of Fox International hide caption

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Kidnapping As A Family Business In The True Life Thriller 'The Clan'

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Lost Fur Reprise Carter Burwell
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Afro Nupa Abandao Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band

Tina Buechner da Costa (left) hopes to become Germany's female astronaut. Claudia Kessler (right), CEO of HE Space, is organizing a campaign to send the first German woman into space. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Wanted: Female German Astronauts

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Flashing Lights Kanye West & Dwele
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China's U.N. Ambassador Liu Jieyi speaks with U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power before the Security Council vote on sanctions against North Korea on March 2. Don Emmert /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why China Supports New Sanctions Against North Korea

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Audie Cornish and Stephen Thompson on the streets of Austin, TX during South by Southwest. Adam Kissick/NPR hide caption

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SXSW At 30, With A View From Street Level

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In the 6th Trombone Shorty
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