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Dr. Ian Crozier stands with a group of survivors and a nurse at the Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone. He contracted Ebola and was on the brink of death, but he survived. Courtesy of WHO/J Amone hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Ebola Survivor: The Best Word For The Virus Is 'Aggression'

Dr. Ian Crozier was Emory University Hospital's sickest Ebola patient; his kidneys failed and he was on life support. He made a miraculous recovery and says the illness made him a better physician.

An Iraqi Christian prays inside a shrine on the grounds of the Mazar Mar Eillia Catholic Church in Irbil, in northern Iraq. Irbil has become home to hundreds of Iraqi Christians who fled their homes as the Islamic State advanced earlier this year. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels

With Each New Upheaval In Iraq, More Minorities Flee

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With Each New Upheaval In Iraq, More Minorities Flee

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Pete Seeger performs on stage during the Farm Aid 2013 concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Hans Pennink/AP hide caption

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Opinion

How Pete Seeger Revealed The Power Of Music To Me

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How Pete Seeger Revealed The Power Of Music To Me

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Demonstrators march in New York after grand juries failed to indict police officers in the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Many are calling for the officers to be tried before a jury of their peers. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Finding A Jury Of Your Peers Actually Is Pretty Complicated

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Dr. Ian Crozier stands with a group of survivors and a nurse at the Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone. He contracted Ebola and was on the brink of death, but he survived. Courtesy of WHO/J Amone hide caption

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Ebola Survivor: The Best Word For The Virus Is 'Aggression'

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Ebola Survivor: The Best Word For The Virus Is 'Aggression'

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Earlier this year, protesters in Los Angeles called for recognition of, and reparations for, the 1915 Armenian genocide executed by Ottoman Turks. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Author Explores Armenian Genocide 'Obsession' And Turkish Denial

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For 20 years, the Music Maker Relief Foundation has been supporting indigent musicians like Boo Hanks (left), who recently released a collaborative album with fellow roots musician Dom Flemons. Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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Preserving American Roots Music Begins With Keeping The Lights On

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Klaus Iohannis was an underdog who was the surprise winner of Romania's presidential runoff election last month. He was sworn into office on Dec. 21 with a promise to crackdown on corruption, a chronic problem in Romania. Gabriel Amza for NPR hide caption

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Parallels

Long Plagued By Corruption, Romania Seeks To Make A Fresh Start

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Long Plagued By Corruption, Romania Seeks To Make A Fresh Start

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Cuba is 90 miles away from the southernmost point in the United States, in Key West, Fla. "There used to be a ferry that ran between the two islands every day," says 89-year-old Gregorio Garcia, who emigrated in 1958. "I hope they operate it again someday." Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Cubans In Key West, A Longing To Fill In 'Gaps Of Who We Are'

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The rotunda at the historic Steinway Hall in Manhattan. The building will be torn down to build luxury condominiums. Steinway & Sons hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Steinway Bids Farewell To Its Historic Hall

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Steinway Bids Farewell To Its Historic Hall

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"You guys know that road," Pieta Brown told a crowd in Des Moines earlier this month, describing how a row of Missouri warehouses selling fireworks inspired her song "I Don't Mind." Clay Masters hide caption

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Music Interviews

For Pieta Brown, Music Is A Father-Daughter Dance

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For Pieta Brown, Music Is A Father-Daughter Dance

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