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Deceptive Cadence

Beethoven's Life, Liberty And Pursuit Of Enlightenment

Growing up in a progressive city, Ludwig van Beethoven embraced the ideals of the Enlightenment, the philosophical movement that shook Europe and helped shape the composer's music.

Cleavon Gilman, an emergency room physician and former combat medic, says three colleagues have died from the coronavirus. "You can actually die at your job now, and that's never really been an issue before," he says. Cleavon Gilman hide caption

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ER Doctor Says He Walks Into A 'War Zone' Every Day

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Attorneys general led by Texas have been investigating Google's powerful role in the digital advertising market. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Google Hit With 2nd Lawsuit Testing Its Monopoly Power — This One Over Digital Ads

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Beethoven's Life, Liberty And Pursuit Of Enlightenment

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Instead of going to college this fall, Brian Williams got a job at a Jimmy John's near his home in Stafford, Texas. He says paying for college was always going to be hard, but it was even harder to justify the expense during a pandemic. Scott Dalton for NPR hide caption

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'Losing A Generation': Fall College Enrollment Plummets For 1st-Year Students

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