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Olivia Rodrigo's second album, the follow-up to her 2021 breakthrough Sour, is called Guts. Photo by Nick Walker/Courtesy of the artist/Illustration by Jackie Lay/NPR hide caption

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Olivia Rodrigo wants you to decide what her songs are about

On Guts, the 20-year-old pop phenom is a little louder and funnier than the teenager on her debut — and even more fascinated with what the best songwriters leave out of the picture.

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U.S. sues Amazon in a monopoly case that could be existential for the retail giant

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On Sept. 11, 2001, 343 firefighters and paramedics were killed, most when the towers collapsed. Now, an equal number have died from 9/11-related illnesses, the FDNY says. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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FDNY deaths from 9/11-related illnesses now equal the number killed on Sept. 11

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Horseless carriages were once a lot like driverless cars. What can history teach us?

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Olivia Rodrigo's second album, the follow-up to her 2021 breakthrough Sour, is called Guts. Photo by Nick Walker/Courtesy of the artist/Illustration by Jackie Lay/NPR hide caption

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Olivia Rodrigo wants you to decide what her songs are about

8 min

Olivia Rodrigo wants you to decide what her songs are about

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Business

Is retail theft getting worse?

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Is retail theft getting worse?

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