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Matt Maltese Writes Love Songs For The End Of The World

The 22-year-old singer has been likened to David Bowie in fashion sense, Morrissey in vocal similarities and Father John Misty in his knack for satirical and apocalyptic-themed lyrics.

After Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast in August 2017, the storm stalled over Houston and dumped as much as 60 inches of rain on some parts of the region. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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Hurricanes Are Moving More Slowly, Which Means More Damage

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Castlebeat Castlebeat
Music IS Bill Frisell

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un views the Hwasong-15 missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency. The missile is believed to be capable of reaching the continental United States. KCNA via Reuters hide caption

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'Complete, Verifiable, Irreversible' A Tough Goal For North Korea Summit

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A Determinism of Morality Rosetta
Gutter Glitter Switchblade Symphony

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Inspired By Russia, He Bought Influence On Facebook

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Crispy Adventures Industrious Facebookers

Miguel Clarinha has been managing the shop for nine years alongside his cousin, Penelope. He believes the secret to its success is keeping the bakery a family-owned business. Rebecca Rosman/NPR hide caption

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Only 6 People In The World Know The Recipe For Portugal's Famous Tarts

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Rolling Manu Katché

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Matt Maltese Writes Love Songs For The End Of The World

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Mick Mulvaney speaks during a November news conference at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. On Wednesday, he moved to effectively disband the agency's Consumer Advisory Council. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Mick Mulvaney Effectively Fires CFPB Advisory Council

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Chalice Hymnal DJ Grails
Lantern Oregon
The Fall Rhye
So What Jerry Garcia

TV personality Kim Kardashian West went to the White House on May 30 to lobby for the release of Alice Marie Johnson. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Woman Released After Trump Commutes Her Life Sentence For Nonviolent Drug Offense

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In a secret room located in Florence's church of San Lorenzo the walls are covered in drawings believed to be the work of Michelangelo and his disciples. Claudio Giovannini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This Room Is Thought To Have Been Michelangelo's Secret Hideaway And Drawing Board

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Seven Nation Army Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

Golden State Warriors guard Quinn Cook in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns on April 8, 2018, in Phoenix. Cook started his basketball career in Ohio, where Game 3 of the NBA Finals happens on Wednesday. Rick Scuteri/AP hide caption

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Game 3 Of The NBA Finals A Sort Of Homecoming For Golden State Warrior Quinn Cook

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5 Yup'ik Dances No. 3 Shaman's Moon Just Strings
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