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American Anthem

Till Victory Is Won: The Staying Power Of 'Lift Every Voice And Sing'

Beyoncé sang it at Coachella. Kim Weston sang it at Wattstax. The song often called the "black national anthem" is still with us — in part because the struggle it describes never went away.

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Rinse Repeat Thrupence

Tedra Cobb, the Democrat congressional candidate who was secretly taped talking about gun control, marched in a parade with supporters in Ogdensburg, New York in late July. Lauren Rosenthal/North Country Public Radio hide caption

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Local Candidates Are The Subject Of Political Tracking, Too

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A Grand Noodle Riddle, Cracked: Here's How To Snap Spaghetti Into Just 2 Pieces

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8 Mile Eminem
The Risk Mic Powers
Behind the World Balmorhea
Sky Could Undress Balmorhea
Angola, La & the 13th Amendment Christian Scott
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Till Victory Is Won: The Staying Power Of 'Lift Every Voice And Sing'

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Patient Aaron Reid receives (CAR) T-cell therapy at the NIH in Bethesda, MD. The process took five minutes to complete. Pearl Mak/NPR hide caption

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Scientists Race To Improve 'Living Drugs' To Fight Cancer

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Skylight Gramatik
The Journey Ambient Jazz Ensemble
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Still Sound Toro y Moi

Workplace civil rights law prohibits discrimination against workers 40 and older. Yet worker advocates say recruiters sometimes exclude older workers by narrowing how and where they look for candidates. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Are Job Ads Targeting Young Workers Breaking The Law?

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Aretha Franklin, pictured in 1968, has died. Known as the Queen of Soul, she recorded 17 top 10 singles. Express Newspapers/Getty Images hide caption

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Aretha Franklin, The 'Queen Of Soul,' Dies At 76

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