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Emily Saliers' solo album, Murmuration Nation, is out August 11. Jeremy Cowart/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

On 'Murmuration Nation,' Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers Goes Solo

Thirty years into her career, Saliers is now releasing music on her own. "What I really wanted to do was make a record with a combination of thoughtful lyrics and serious groove," she says.

A recent study shows a link between high discharge rates for live patients and hospice profit margins. Gary Waters/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Nearly 1 In 5 Hospice Patients Discharged While Still Alive

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Nearly 1 In 5 Hospice Patients Discharged While Still Alive

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Emily Saliers' solo album, Murmuration Nation, is out August 11. Jeremy Cowart/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Murmuration Nation,' Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers Goes Solo

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On 'Murmuration Nation,' Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers Goes Solo

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Sylvia and Marcus Bullock talked to StoryCorps about how their relationship as mother and son developed when Marcus was in prison and what it is today. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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StoryCorps

As A Boy In An Adult Prison, His Mother's Letters 'Were Everything'

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As A Boy In An Adult Prison, His Mother's Letters 'Were Everything'

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At his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., on Thursday President Trump called the opioid epidemic a national emergency and said his administration was drawing up papers to make it official. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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What Could Happen If Trump Formally Declares Opioids A National Emergency

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