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Tourists take photos and listen to an audio tour in front of El Greco's 'The Disrobing of Christ' inside Toledo's cathedral. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Parallels

400 Years After Death, El Greco Receives Celebration He Sought

The painter had mixed fortunes in life, but his works are receiving the royal treatment in Crete and Spain on the 400th anniversary of his death.

Pumpjacks at the Inglewood oil fields in California in March. Some of the most controversial methods of oil extraction, like fracking, oil sands production and Arctic drilling, are also expensive. That's made them less profitable as the price of oil continues to fall. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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Business

Falling Oil Prices Make Fracking Less Lucrative

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Falling Oil Prices Make Fracking Less Lucrative

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Megan Smith is the new U.S. chief technology officer. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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From Silicon Valley To White House, New U.S. Tech Chief Makes Change

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Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Sherlock Holmes on the crime drama Sherlock. Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films hide caption

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'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch: Show's Last Season 'Really Freudian'

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Army researchers will try to find ways to 3-D print nutritious food with less heavy packaging than the current military meals. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Army Eyes 3-D Printed Food For Soldiers

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Army Eyes 3-D Printed Food For Soldiers

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Tourists take photos and listen to an audio tour in front of El Greco's 'The Disrobing of Christ' inside Toledo's cathedral. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Parallels

400 Years After Death, El Greco Receives Celebration He Sought

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400 Years After Death, El Greco Receives Celebration He Sought

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Four Americans injured in Iraq and Afghanistan visit Kabul as part of Operation Proper Exit, a program designed for wounded warriors. From left, they are Staff Sgt. Ben Dellinger, Capt. Casey Wolfe, Capt. John Urquhart (who is hidden) and Sgt. James "Eddie" Wright. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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Wounded In Combat, U.S. Troops Go Back For A 'Proper Exit'

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Lt. Col. Isaac Yacouba Zida, named by Burkina Faso's army as interim leader following the ousting of President Blaise Compaore, leaves after a meeting with diplomats on Sunday in the capital Ouagadougou. Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Africa

Burkina Faso Military Urged To Hand Power Back To Civilians

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Burkina Faso Military Urged To Hand Power Back To Civilians

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Carlos Santana visits NPR for an interview about his new memoir The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Michel Martin, Going There

Carlos Santana: 'I Am A Reflection Of Your Light'

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Carlos Santana: 'I Am A Reflection Of Your Light'

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NPR knocked on doors throughout Colorado to find out how individual voters were responding to Democratic and Republican appeals in the lead up to Election Day. Molly Messick/NPR hide caption

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The Republican Party's Remarkable Non-Transformation

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The Republican Party's Remarkable Non-Transformation

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Tom (right) and Ray Magliozzi grew up great friends despite a 12-year age gap between them. Both graduated from MIT before going into the car repair business. Courtesy of Car Talk hide caption

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'Car Talk' Executive Producer Remembers Tom Magliozzi

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