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Music Interviews

Don't Call It Nostalgia: ALA.NI's Done This For Years

With a cabaret star for a great-uncle and Julie Andrews as her role model, the British singer has been steeped in classic pop all her life. "I just did what I grew up listening to," she says.

Chamakay Blood Orange
Meeting In The Aisle Radiohead
Much Later Wynton Marsalis

New Jersey has been distributing baby boxes — cardboard containers that double as cribs or bassinets — to new parents since January. Maisha Watson is currently living in a motel outside Atlantic City, N.J., with her infant son, Solomon Murphy. With no room for a crib, Solomon sleeps in the baby box. Rebecca Davis/NPR hide caption

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As Popularity Of Baby Boxes Grows, Skeptics Say More Testing Is Needed

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Pregnant women — and those trying to get pregnant — should not travel to places where the Zika virus is circulating. For children, age is a factor. Alessandro Abel/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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Is Zika Dangerous For Kids? It Probably Depends On The Age

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Flycatcher Kiln
Russian Roulette - Chew Fu Black Russian Fix Rihanna

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Another Stunning Election In France As Macron's Party Sweeps

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Bricks
Muddy Jumps One Muddy Waters

Married in 2008, Angela Ross (center) and her husband D.J. live in Copper Hill, Va., with two of their five children, Jordis, 11 (left), and Marianna, 7. More than 50 years ago, their interracial marriage would have been illegal in Virginia. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Interracial Marriages Face Pushback 50 Years After Loving

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The Time Of My Life (Instrumental) Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes

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Don't Call It Nostalgia: ALA.NI's Done This For Years

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To The River ALA.NI
Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love) Cole Porter
XP Continuum Asura
Something Heavens H.U.V.A. Network
Delaunay's Dilemma Wynton Marsalis

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A Pulse Nightclub Responder Confronts A New Crisis: PTSD

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Opal City Komëit
Judy Is A D*** Slap Belle & Sebastian
Anything You Synthesize
Rudiments of a Spiritual Life The American Dollar
Populous
Sway, Sway Heinali
Hold My Liquor Kanye West