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Composer, multi-instrumentalist and educator Tyshawn Sorey, who has been granted a MacArthur Fellowship. John Rogers/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Record

Tyshawn Sorey, A Musical Shapeshifter, Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Prize

The wide-ranging composer, drummer, pianist and trombonist has been defying easy category since childhood. Now only 37 years old, he's just getting started.

Instrumental II Noah and the Whale
Cantiga - Instrumental Gabriel Garzon-Montano
Hours Tycho
Memoriam Russian Circles
Magnifique Ratatat

Raila Odinga, opposition leader for the National Super Alliance (NASA), has dropped out of the country's presidential election. Riccardo Gangale/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Plunging Kenya Into Crisis, Opposition Leader Drops Out Of Presidential Race

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Displaced Syrians head to refugee camps on the outskirts of Raqqa on Sunday. Syrian fighters, backed by the U.S., have been driving out the Islamic State. However, many civilians are fleeing the fighting, and there's still no sign of a political settlement in Syria on the horizon. Bulent Kilic /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Is Beating Back ISIS, So What Comes Next?

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A Place in Time Michel Camilo
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Tyshawn Sorey, A Musical Shapeshifter, Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Prize

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Then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneels during the national anthem in a game against the Dallas Cowboys last year. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images hide caption

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We Want Your Questions On Activism In Sports

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The Voiceless And So I Watch You From Afar
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