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Amid 'Devastating' Progress Nationally, Black Lives Matter Engages Local Causes

Activists admit movement around national issues like police reform has been slow, but say they're focused on local issues — from paying subway fare to helping serve dinner to homeless people.

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Say My Name ODESZA & Zyra

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The Collaborative Concept Album 'Planetarium' Captures Cosmic Grandeur And Desolation

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Earth Album by Bryce Dessner, James McAlister, Nico Muhly, and Sufjan Stevens
Salento René Aubry
Moon Little People

Shawn Sheehan, Oklahoma's 2016 Teacher of the Year, sits in his classroom one last time before moving to Texas for better pay. Emily Wendler/KOSU hide caption

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Teacher Of The Year In Oklahoma Moves To Texas For The Money

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A new urban district and an annual big-data expo have arisen in recent years as the centerpiece of the high-tech industry in Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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A Remote Chinese Province Uses Its Climate To Grow A Big-Data Industry

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My Burr Minotaur Shock
Summertime Deepak Ram, Jamey Haddad et. al.

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Amid 'Devastating' Progress Nationally, Black Lives Matter Engages Local Causes

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YO HO (A PIRATE'S LIFE FOR ME NO ARTIST ENTERED
Lionheart Emancipator
Forever Young Bob Dylan
Marbled Birds The Mantles

A lightning strike caused a wildfire that consumed more than 6,500 acres in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in August 2011. Swamp fires like this often burn for months because of the dry peat soil. Greg Sanders/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hide caption

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After Centuries Of Draining This Swamp, The Government Now Wants To Save It

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Hustle and Cuss The Dead Weather
Cirrus Bonobo
Lilies of the Valley Jun Miyake

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How The Story Of Beer Is The Story Of America

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My Life Rubblebucket
Ethio Blues Mulatu Astatke

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