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Remembering Otis Clay, A Blues Hall Of Fame Musician

Clay, who died Friday in Chicago, made a name for himself as an R&B singer with hits like "Trying to Live my Life Without You" and "A Lasting Love." Originally broadcast in 1999.
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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Carol'; Ellie Goulding's New Album; A Paramedic's 'Wild Ride'

Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy and director Todd Haynes discuss their film, Carol. Ken Tucker reviews British singer Ellie Goulding's new record. Kevin Hazzard shares stories from his work as a paramedic.
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In A Sea Of Homicide Stats, A Familiar Name — And A Heartbreaking Story

Baltimore journalist Adam Marton was looking at homicide data when he saw the name of the man he says stole his car, and remembered the scene: a subwoofer, a baby seat, a pile of job applications.

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Out Of Tucson Carnage, A Family Emerges Unbroken — And 'Grown Up'

Five years ago Friday, a gunman opened fire in a parking lot in Tucson, Ariz., killing six and wounding others — including Mary Reed, who had been protecting her daughter. This is their story.
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Leaving The Place That Nurtured Them: Howard Students Move On

Two students who participated in the Howard Project describe the challenges of life after senior year.
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Vegetables Likely To Take More Of Your Plate In 2016

Will we still be eating kale? What's changing in food as we begin 2016, and what can we expect?
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Asia Expert: Taliban's Resurgence Threatens Afghanistan's Stability

Andrew Wilder, vice president of Asia programs at the United States Institute of Peace, speaks with NPR'S Scott Simon about why the war in Afghanistan intensified in 2015.
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Saudi Arabia Executes 47, Including Prominent Cleric

Saudi Arabia has executed 47 people, including Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Iran had close ties to al-Nimr and condemned the execution, saying there will be consequences for Saudi Arabia.
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Lead Poisoning In Michigan Highlights Aging Water Systems Nationwide

The U.S. is losing 15 percent of its drinking water to leaks in its deteriorating water systems, some of which rely on 100-year-old pipes, says Robert Puentes of the Brookings Institution.
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Charlie Hebdo, The Licensed Anarchist Clowns Of French Society

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Adam Gopnik, who wrote the foreword to Open Letter, a manifesto by Stephane Charbonnier, the editor of Charlie Hebdo who was killed when gunmen attacked the paper's offices.

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