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20 Years Ago, Biopic Helped Give Pop Star Selena Life Beyond Her Tragic Death

In the 1990s, Tejano music singer Selena Quintanilla Perez made a rare crossover to mainstream American audiences. The movie Selena debuted two years after her murder.

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Legislation would loosen restrictions on gun suppressors, with proponents saying quieter guns protect shooters' hearing. But opponents say easier-to-get silencers are a risk to the public. Niki Chan Wylie for NPR hide caption

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Debate Over Silencers: Hearing Protection Or Public Safety Threat?

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Starboy The Weeknd
Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood Me'Shell Ndegéocello
Say That Toro y Moi
Africa Karriem Riggins
Dye Tycho

A model of a Karl Marx statue was briefly on display in central Trier earlier this month. City of Trier Press Office hide caption

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German City Accepts Karl Marx Statue From China, But Not Everyone's Happy

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20 Years Ago, Biopic Helped Give Pop Star Selena Life Beyond Her Tragic Death

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Bidi Bidi Bom Bom [Live] Selena
Mama Loves Nortec Bostich & Fussible & Bostich + Fussible
Mirror Maru [Feadz & Kito Remix] Cashmere Cat
Humpty Dumpty Marc Moulin
Moon Little People
What You Think About... St. Germain
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Many people who are on Medicaid are also in college or taking care of relatives, according to health policy analyst Leighton Ku. That would make it harder for them to meet work requirements proposed by the GOP. Courtesy of Milken Institute School of Public Health hide caption

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It's Not Clear How Many People Could Actually Work To Get Medicaid

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Gov. Sam Brownback delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the Kansas Legislature in Topeka, Kan., on Jan. 10. Lawmakers are considering whether to expand Medicaid, which Brownback opposes. Orlin Wagner/AP hide caption

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As ACA Repeal Vote Nears, Kansas Debates Expanding Medicaid

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Os Grilos (The Crickets Sing for Anamaria) Walter Wanderley

The Flame Refluxer is essentially a big copper blanket: think Brillo pad of wool sandwiched between mesh. Using it while burning off oil yields less air pollution and residue that harms marine life. Courtesy of Worcester Polytechnic Institute hide caption

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Researchers Test Hotter, Faster And Cleaner Way To Fight Oil Spills

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Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski's new album, Fantasies, features music by Mozart and Schumann. Warner Classics hide caption

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On 'Fantasies,' Mozart and Schumann Shimmer In The Shadows

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Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 14, III. Molto allegro Piotr Anderszewski
Grazing in the Grass Hugh Masekela
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