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'We All Have Something To Say': Shawn Colvin On The Value Of Cover Songs

Colvin released a covers album early in her career, which she says had a profound effect on her confidence as a songwriter. Twenty-one years later, she's trying it again.

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A funeral service for 24 migrants who drowned while trying to reach the southern coasts of Italy, in April. The migrants died as a smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off the coast of Libya. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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Prosecutors Take Law To Human Smugglers, Using Tools Sharpened Against Mafia

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Somewhere Else Before E.S.T.
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The graffiti artist, Trek6, painted the Yoruba goddess of the ocean, Yemaya, to honor his Caribbean roots. She symbolizes growth, something that he thinks Hialeah needs. Mandalit del Barco/NPR hide caption

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Miami Area Muralists Rouse A New Reputation For An Industrial City

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Beakman, played by performance artist Paul Zaloom, was on TV in the U.S. 20 years ago, but is still beloved in Latin America, where it plays in reruns. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Television hide caption

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Remember 'Beakman's World'? The Wacky Scientist Is Still Big In Latin America

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'We All Have Something To Say': Shawn Colvin On The Value Of Cover Songs

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Baker Street Shawn Colvin & David Crosby
Set the Prairie on Fire Shawn Colvin
Twentytwofourteen The Album Leaf
Platypus Ben Allison

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In Bomb-Weary Baghdad, Iraqis Have Fun In The Name Of Peace

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Hello Barbie, shown above at the North American International Toy Fair in New York, is an interactive doll designed to have conversations with children. Author Sherry Turkle says the Barbie is an example of "robotic companionship." Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Making The Case For Face To Face In An Era Of Digital Conversation

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Fiorina As CEO: 'Colossal Failure' Or 'The Right Leader'?

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Truly Today Liz Vice

Italian dictator Benito Mussolini holds his son, Romano, on his shoulders in 1935. After his father died, Romano went on to become a jazz musician. General Photographic Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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What's It Like To Be A Dictator's Kid? 'They're All Marked,' Author Says

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Nazmiye Cakir, a 60-year-old "bird whistler," learned the whistled language from her grandparents, and still uses it. "The one thing you don't whistle about is your love talk," she says with a laugh, "because you'll get caught!" Gokce Saracoglu/for NPR hide caption

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In A Turkish Village, A Conversation With Whistles, Not Words

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Lampooners Garry Goodrow, Alice Peyton, Christopher Guest, John Belushi, Peter Elbling, Chevy Chase and Tony Hendra in this undated photo from Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead. Michael Gold hide caption

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Quest For Fun: Looking Back At 'National Lampoon'

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I'm Alright [Theme from Caddyshack] Kenny Loggins
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