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Music Interviews

Shovels & Rope: In Marriage And Music, A 'Psychic' Bond

Relationships are complicated, and as Cary Ann Hearst says of her marriage and musical partner Michael Trent, "It's a strange thing to be held accountable as part of the musical act."

The RSS, the ideological source of Hindu nationalism, practices dawn drills in a suburban Delhi park. Volunteers rehearse calisthenics, sing patriotic songs and salute their saffron flag as part of their pledge to protect India against potential dangers. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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In India, Hindu Nationalists Feel Their Moment Has Arrived

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A DC-10 firefighting aircraft drops fire retardant in northern California in 2008. As the Forest Service expands and modernizes its fleet of air tankers, it has recently added several DC-10s. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Bigger, Faster Air Tankers Help Forest Service Tackle Wildfires

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Dana Bolger, who says she was raped in 2011 while a student at Amherst College, co-founded a group that seeks to educate students about their rights under Title IX. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Student Activists Keep Pressure On Campus Sexual Assault

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Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, says many homeowners who could qualify to refinance their mortgages under HARP are suspicious. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Many Homeowners Still Qualify For Mortgage Relief

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A Cookie Monster is one of many costumed performers on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Md., this summer. Kids can pose for a photo with them, and then their parents are expected to leave a tip. Chris Parypa for NPR hide caption

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On Ocean City's Boardwalk, Costumed Performers Prompt Legal Debate

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An orange showing signs of "citrus greening" this spring in Fort Pierce, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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The 'Greening' Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers' Pockets

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Taishan Dong works with coach John Bray at the Glendale Fighting Club, north of Los Angeles. At 6 feet 11 inches tall, Taishan towers over opponents. Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News hide caption

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China's 'Great Wall' Takes A Hit At U.S. Heavyweight Boxing

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