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Opinion

Autumnal Calm In Turbulent Times

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Autumnal Calm In Turbulent Times

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Heart's Nancy Wilson onstage in 1983, looking very Jimmy Page. Paul Natkin/WireImage hide caption

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'Stairway To Heaven' Turns 40: Celebrate With 7 Covers

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Racing pigeons are bred to be stronger, smarter and have better endurance than normal pigeons. Patrick Skahill hide caption

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National

Pigeon Racers Share A Passion For Flying Fast

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Pigeon Racers Share A Passion For Flying Fast

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Manhattan, Copland's "Quiet City," at night. Joseph Gareri/iStock hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Aaron Copland's Forgotten Score Re-Emerges

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Aaron Copland's Forgotten Score Re-Emerges

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Supporters of teachers unions cheer at a rally in Cleveland after the defeat of Issue 2 on Tuesday. Amy Sancetta/AP hide caption

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Education

Fighting For Their Lives, Teachers Unions Mobilize

3 min

Fighting For Their Lives, Teachers Unions Mobilize

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The Czech band Druha Trava will perform in Wichita, Kan., Saturday night. The band is on its U.S. tour. Don Gonyea/NPR hide caption

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Opinion

American Bluegrass, Imported By A Czech Band

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American Bluegrass, Imported By A Czech Band

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A woman outside the Hudba el-Gassi compound in Tripoli, Libya, holds up a sign asking, "Where's my father?" Once a military police base, Hudba el-Gassi is now a makeshift prison for regime loyalists and others rounded up by armed militiamen. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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Families Of Prisoners Pressure Libya's New Leaders

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Hawaiian reggae band The Green. From left to right Zion Thompson, JP Kennedy, Caleb Keolanui and Ikaika Antone. Tammy Moniz/Courtesy of Press Junkie PR hide caption

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The Record

Non-Jamaican Reggae: Who's Making It And Who's Buying It

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Non-Jamaican Reggae: Who's Making It And Who's Buying It

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