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Dermot Kennedy, NPR Slingshot's Best New Artist

NPR Music fans have chosen Dermot Kennedy as Slingshot Best New Artist of 2018. In a conversation with NPR's Ailsa Chang, Kennedy talks about the pressures of newfound success and his dedication to the craft.

A Facebook posting, released by the House intelligence committee, for a group called "Secured Borders." It and others like it were created by Russian specialists posing as Americans. Jon Elswick/AP hide caption

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New Reports Detail Expansive Russia Disinformation Scheme Targeting U.S.

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Hillum Mammal Hands
Pa' Bailar Bajofondo & Ryota Komatsu

Paul Buckley and his son, Mason, with his wife, Cheryl Becker, and daughter, Ariel Becker. The family's desire to adopt Mason was almost derailed by the Indian Child Welfare Act. Cheryl Becker/Courtesy of Cheryl Becker hide caption

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Native American Adoption Law Challenged As Racially Biased

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I Am Nicholas Cheung
In the Midst sir Was
Fruitflies - Instrumental Gabriel Garzon-Montano

Demonstrators protesting against recent legislative measures introduced by the government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stand outside parliament on Dec. 16, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images hide caption

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Protests Grip Hungary In Response To Overtime Measure That Critics Call A 'Slave Law'

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Blue Eye Ear Paris Zax
Attack the Doctor Blockhead
Time Is the Enemy Quantic
The Old Shade Tree Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau

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Here's What Would Happen If The Government Shuts Down This Week

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An Evening I will Not Forget Dermot Kennedy
Too Much Birthday (Instrumental) People Under The Stairs
Answer Connie Constance
Wardenclyffe SURVIVE
Shapeshifter Blues Pilote
In All the Wrong Places Kero One & Hero One
Pangaea Visionaries

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Dermot Kennedy, NPR Slingshot's Best New Artist

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An Evening I will Not Forget Dermot Kennedy
Not a Care in the World Bill Charlap Trio

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