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Anatolii Kulibaba, 70, discusses challenges getting his farm in Bilka, Ukraine working again after Russians occupied on April 19, 2022. Franco Ordoñez/NPR hide caption

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Ukraine invasion — explained

Russians wreak havoc on Ukrainian farms, mining fields and stealing equipment

Ukraine is one of the world's biggest producers of wheat, corn and sunflower oil. Officials say 30% of farmland is now occupied or unsafe. "My fields were destroyed by the shelling," one farmer says.

Warpaint. From left: Jenny Lee Lindberg, Theresa Wayman, Emily Kokal and Stella Mozgawa. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Warpaint returns, radiating

7 min

Warpaint returns, radiating

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President Biden named Deputy White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre as the next press secretary, the first Black woman to hold the high-profile post. Jean-Pierre, who will also be the first openly LGBTQ+ person in the role, appeared at Thursday's press briefing. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Karine Jean-Pierre will become White House's 1st Black press secretary

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Skylar Tang, a 16-year-old from the San Francisco Bay area, is the winner of the Dr. J. Douglas White Composing & Arranging Contest. John Clayton/Skylar Tang hide caption

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Who says big band jazz is for old people? Not this teenage composer.

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Anatolii Kulibaba, 70, discusses challenges getting his farm in Bilka, Ukraine working again after Russians occupied on April 19, 2022. Franco Ordoñez/NPR hide caption

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Ukraine invasion — explained

Russians wreak havoc on Ukrainian farms, mining fields and stealing equipment

6 min

Russians wreak havoc on Ukrainian farms, mining fields and stealing equipment

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