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Search And Rescue Ongoing After Texas Plant Explosion

A fertilizer plant exploded near Waco, Texas, Wednesday night. Officials report between five and 15 people were killed, and more than 160 wounded.
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Gun Control Battle: Any Room For Political Leeway?

Gun control advocates are regrouping after the Senate's failure to pass new gun regulations on Wednesday. Host Michel Martin talks about the political news of the week with analysts Maria Teresa Kumar, Lenny McAllister and NPR's senior Washington editor, Ron Elving.
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'Portrait Of Jason': '60s Counterculture Restored

Jason Holliday was a black aspiring performer in 1960s New York — he was also openly gay, when that wasn't safe. Holliday is the subject of Shirley Clarke's 1967 documentary, Portrait of Jason. Michel Martin speaks with film archivist Dennis Doros, who spent years restoring the old film, and Robert Fiore, who originally helped craft it.
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Angela Davis Film Explores The 'Terrorist' And Scholar

Angela Davis was once on the FBI's most wanted list. But decades after her brush with the law as a political activist, she remains a hero to some, and a villain to others. Host Michel Martin talks with Shola Lynch, the director of the new documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners.
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Korean-American Rapper Changing The Face Of Hip-Hop

Korean-American rapper Dumbfoundead used to get the mic pulled out of his hands at rap battles. But the Los Angeles artist has steadily won fans and made a name for himself in the world of hip-hop. Host Michel Martin talks with NPR'S Karen Grigsby Bates about what his success says about the evolution of rap.
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Sebastian Junger: 'Which Way' To Turn After Hetherington's Death

In a new documentary premiering on HBO, the journalist explores the life of his friend, the war photographer Tim Hetherington. The two collaborated on the 2010 documentary Restrepo, and Junger was profoundly changed after Hetherington was killed by shrapnel in Libya in 2011.
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Texas Town Staggered By Massive Explosion

When volunteer firefighters in the city of West, Texas, about 20 miles north of Waco, arrived to battle a fire at a fertilizer plant, they encountered a disaster in the making. Steve Inskeep and David Greene have more details on the explosion that followed Wednesday night.

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