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"I wanted it to be so long that the audience is falling apart," Taylor Mac says. "I'm falling apart. We're all falling apart." Ves Pitts/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Musical History Of The U.S., With An Extra Dose Of Glitter

In an extravagant, 24-hour journey through American popular music, performance artist Taylor Mac tells the story of communities who have built themselves through falling apart.

Keb's Bucket Cookin' on 3 Burners
Ringo Atmosphere
Late Teen Daze
Drug Induced Party Felly

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Astronomers Find Clues In The Case Of The Glowing Space 'Blobs'

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Portraits of George W. Davis (left) and Sgt. Stephen Johnson. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Aneita Gates, on behalf of her son, Kameron Gates, and all the Descendants of Captain William A. Prickitt hide caption

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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Aneita Gates, on behalf of her son, Kameron Gates, and all the Descendants of Captain William A. Prickitt

Family Heirloom, National Treasure: Rare Photos Show Black Civil War Soldiers

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Just A Closer Walk With Thee Treme Brass Band

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Conservatives File Voter Registration Lawsuits That Liberals Say Are Blocking Votes

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Between Us and Them Ulrich Schnauss
Pa' Bailar [Instrumental Album Versión] Bajofondo

North Carolina voters (from left: David Cuthbert, Kristine Martin and Jack Lawrence) and members of the The Heart congregation, a church in Boone, N.C., all described their Christian beliefs as central to their lives. Tom Gjelten/NPR hide caption

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Religious Voters May Lean Republican, But Feel Conflicted About The Candidates

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Sandusky Uncle Tupelo
Telephone Song Charles Bradley
Fantino Sebastien Tellier
Preservation Wu-Tang Clan

"You can't have the modern American restaurant without Delmonico's," explains Yale historian Paul Freedman. The restaurant opened in 1837, setting the bar very high for fine dining. Above, a dinner in honor of an admiral held at Delmonico's in 1906. Library of Congress hide caption

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Food For Thought: 10 Restaurants That Shaped America

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Process of Leaving E*vax
Say My Name ODESZA & Zyra

Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan Pharmacueticals, will face lawmakers' questions Wednesday about the company's steep price hikes for the company's life-saving EpiPen auto-injector. Dale Sparks/AP hide caption

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Mylan CEO Claims EpiPens Aren't As Profitable As Everyone Thinks

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Truckstop Mothers Lazlo Hollyfeld

Chickens at a poultry farm in Hefei, eastern China. Antibiotics are often used to keep them healthy in densely packed quarters. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.N. Pledges To Fight Antibiotic Resistance In Historic Agreement

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Besides Gui Boratto
Open Season Orgone

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A Musical History Of The U.S., With An Extra Dose Of Glitter

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Jay Jazz Plus One Empire Case

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