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Safi al-Kasasbeh and his wife Isaaf are the parents of Moath al-Kasasbeh, the Jordanian air force pilot who was captured by the Islamic State in Syria and later killed by the group. Alice Fordham / NPR hide caption

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In Jordan, A Family And A Country Feel The Loss Of A Pilot

Jordan is a staunch U.S. ally in the war against ISIS. The country paid a price when a pilot was captured in Syria. NPR's Alice Fordham met his parents at the time, and saw them again recently.

Aldgate Patterns Little People
Vines Emancipator

Students at Boston College listen to a speaker as they gather during a solidarity demonstration on the school's campus, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, in Newton, Mass. Student organizers from the college released a toolkit for protesters at other campuses — part of a growing trend towards nationwide coordination of protests. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Campus Protesters Across The Country Swap Ideas, Information

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Human Nature (Trio Extension) Vijay Iyer Trio

The cuckoo clock is showcased in one of five Lord and Taylor window displays. At midnight, a fireworks animation explodes in the background. Astrid Stawiarz and Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Lord and Taylor hide caption

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The Art Of Holiday Cheer: A Window Into Storefront Displays

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Marshmallow World Dean Martin
Easy Winners, for piano

Tom Jones has released a new memoir, Over the Top and Back, and a new album, Long Lost Suitcase. Harry Borden/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tom Jones Unpacks A Suitcase Full Of Stories

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Bring It On Home Tom Jones
Delilah Ray Conniff
When Sorrow Shoots Her Darts Set Fire to Flames
Étude 3 Nadia Sirota

Safi al-Kasasbeh and his wife Isaaf are the parents of Moath al-Kasasbeh, the Jordanian air force pilot who was captured by the Islamic State in Syria and later killed by the group. Alice Fordham / NPR hide caption

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In Jordan, A Family And A Country Feel The Loss Of A Pilot

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Secret Service personnel man the roof of Manuel's Tavern in Atlanta, where President Barack Obama had an interview on March 10. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Atlanta Is Setting Its Storied Neighborhood Bar — In High Resolution

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Haupe Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
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A woman works in a factory processing hashish in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley in December 2014. Mohamed Azakir/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Escaping Syria To Harvest Hashish In Lebanon

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Time Is the Enemy Quantic
80s Comedown Machine The Strokes

Trombonist and composer Jacob Garchik enlisted three guitarists and a drummer for his winding new concept album, Ye Olde. Peter Gannushkin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Prog-Jazz Suite About Architecture? Jacob Garchik Does It All

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Culiacan Banda De Los Muertos
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