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John Legend On Talking Politics In Public, Even When It's Hard

"If America doesn't want to consume the art of people who are liberal-minded, there's not gonna be a lot of art for them to consume," the singer tells NPR's David Greene.

Johnstown, Pa., nestled in the Allegheny mountains, has more registered Democrats than Republicans, but has voted Republican in the last two presidential elections. Acacia Squires/NPR hide caption

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How's The New President Doing? Voters In One Trump County Talk

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Tilted Christine and the Queens
Papaoutai Stromae
Letting Go (Dutty Love) Sean Kingston

Donald Trump at the Celebrity Apprentice red carpet event on Jan. 20, 2015, in New York City. Rob Kim/Getty Images hide caption

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With Conflict And Drama, Trump Hooks You Like A Reality TV Show

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Rust Mieux
Empire State of Mind Josh Vietti

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, shown here in December 2016, has left President Trump's business advisory board because of flak from the president's critics. MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Uber CEO Leaves Business Council After Criticism From Trump Opponents

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Window View Beach Fossils
What a Pleasure Beach Fossils
Last Friday Night (Instrumental) Katy Perry

Gas prices seen at an Oklahoma City 7-Eleven in December. Amid a state budget slump, Oklahoma lawmakers are considering raising gas taxes for the first time in 30 years. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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Gas Taxes May Go Up Around The Country As States Seek To Plug Budget Holes

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You're So Cold Two Feet

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John Legend On Talking Politics In Public, Even When It's Hard

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Marching into the Dark John Legend
Friday I'm In Love (Love Mix) ST*RMAN
Work This Time King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Gasolina Celestial Bodies

Philip, 43, (right) and his nephew Andy, 28, at StoryCorps in Minneapolis in December. Philip got his nickname from the American soldiers he was assigned to in Iraq because he loved Philip Morris cigarettes. Andy is also a nickname. StoryCorps hide caption

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'From Being Alone To A Whole Family,' An Iraqi Interpreter's Dream Fulfilled

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Been This Strange Julian Velard
Friday Rebecca Black
Eyes Be Closed Washed Out
Shake it Out Florence and the Machine
Didn't I Esbe
Fool for Love Lord Huron
I Follow Rivers The Karozma Orchestra
Blind Man See (Instrumental) SoulChef

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