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Cosmos Karaoke is a lively karaoke bar in the middle of Namie, a small city that is slowly reopening after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident devastated the area. Minza Lee (right) is the driving force behind the bar. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Recovering Fukushima

A Karaoke Bar Is Helping A Japanese Town Come Back To Life After Fukushima Disaster

Run by a South Korean woman, the Cosmos Karaoke Bar in Namie, Japan, is a haven for residents who've come back to live in a town that was evacuated and fell into decay after the 2011 nuclear disaster.

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While on Saturn's Rings Ernest Gonzales

In interviews with Bob Woodward in February and March, President Trump said he recognized the severity of the coronavirus — even though he publicly criticized the World Health Organization for not alerting him to the degree of threat. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images; Doug Mills/The New York Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Woodward Book Casts New Light On Trump's Fight With WHO

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U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo has authored numerous books of poetry, two children's books and a memoir, Crazy Brave. She is a mem­ber of the Mvskoke Nation. Shawn Miller/Library of Congress hide caption

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Anthology Of Native Nations Poetry Is A 'Doorway,' Says Editor Joy Harjo

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Cosmos Karaoke is a lively karaoke bar in the middle of Namie, a small city that is slowly reopening after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident devastated the area. Minza Lee (right) is the driving force behind the bar. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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A Karaoke Bar Is Helping A Japanese Town Come Back To Life After Fukushima Disaster

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