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Colombia's Big Summer Music Festival Is All About Blackness

The Petronio Alvarez festival is the big event of the summer — five days of music and food and fashion. More than 100,000 people travel to celebrate Afro-Colombian culture.

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Opinion: Earth Has Survived Extinctions Before, It's Humans Who Are Fragile

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Just Another Day Brian Eno
Ali Click Brian Eno

Seeing dogs all day has its perks, veterinary neurologist Carrie Jurney says. But it also has downsides, including stress, debt, long hours and facing online harassment. Janet Delaney for NPR hide caption

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Veterinarians Are Killing Themselves. An Online Group Is There To Listen And Help

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Sound & Color Alabama Shakes
Far More Lari Basilio

"Any person that wants to be a singer should know Ella Fitzgerald," Cuban artist Daymé Arocena says. Pablo Dewin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How Ella Fitzgerald Is Influencing A New Generation Of Latinx Musicians

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Time Pink Floyd
Any Colour You Like Pink Floyd

The August heat at a political event did not deter (from left) Laura Hartke, Christina Trosper and Katie Hancock from wearing their Russian-styled fur hat with buttons saying: "Say Nyet To Moscow Mitch." Ryland Barton/Kentucky Public Radio hide caption

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'Moscow Mitch': Democrats Push McConnell, But Kentucky Loyalists Stand By Him

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Panamint David Pritchard
Resin David Pritchard
Mom's Got Work Adam Taylor
Only Once Wax Tailor & Ali Harter
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Colombia's Big Summer Music Festival Is All About Blackness

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