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The new Lifetime movie The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel tells the story of the one of the most important gospel groups of the 20th century. Amanda Matlovich/Courtesy of Lifetime hide caption

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Movie Interviews

In New Film About Gospel Pioneers The Clark Sisters, The Music Comes First

Director Christine Swanson's new film is about the celebrated Detroit gospel group, The Clark Sisters. She talks to host Rachel Martin about being adamant about casting women who could actually sing.

The new Lifetime movie The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel tells the story of the one of the most important gospel groups of the 20th century. Amanda Matlovich/Courtesy of Lifetime hide caption

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Movie Interviews

In New Film About Gospel Pioneers The Clark Sisters, The Music Comes First

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In New Film About Gospel Pioneers The Clark Sisters, The Music Comes First

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A soldier holds his hands up trying to tell the children he is out of lollipops. Kurdish refugees are streaming in to Tal Tamr and nearby villages in Syria. Marisa Peñaloza/NPR hide caption

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National Security

In Tal Tamr, Syrian Kurds Seek Safety And Shelter From Turkish Attacks

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In Tal Tamr, Syrian Kurds Seek Safety And Shelter From Turkish Attacks

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N95 Mask Shortage Brings Inventor Out Of Retirement In Search Of Safe Reuse Method

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Friends for 30 years, Sam Dow (left) in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Josh Belser in Syracuse, N.Y., are both working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. Courtesy of Josh Belser hide caption

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StoryCorps

Childhood Friends On The Health Crisis Front Lines Connect Virtually

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Childhood Friends On The Health Crisis Front Lines Connect Virtually

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Times Square billboard owners have donated ad space to make way for artworks about the pandemic such as the one above by illustrator Maira Kalman. Jean Cooney, director of Times Square Arts, says that in healthier times, many people come to Times Square "because they're seeking something — they feel that if they've come to Times Square then they've seen New York City ... they've seen America." Ian Douglas/Times Square Arts hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

Messages Of Hope, Gratitude And Safety Replace Ads In Times Square

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Messages Of Hope, Gratitude And Safety Replace Ads In Times Square

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