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This is the fiftieth anniversary of the Freedom Summer, one of the pivotal moments in America's struggle for civil rights. One of the darkest chapters of that fight was the...
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The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents —...
NATO leaders are expected this week to set up a rapid-response force to defend against potential Russian aggression.
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedly defeated in a June primary.
Many immigrant men in the U.S. work hard to hold onto definitions of masculinity from their native countries — while also rejecting more rigid gender roles that may be...
It's a step back from the full independence they were seeking and may reflect a Russian desire to end the crisis, which has led to Moscow's worst ties with the West since the...
Did you ever imagine polygamy would become so…topical? Confession time: I have never seen any of the TV shows that have sprung up on this topic. The few books I have...
For 9 years running, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has spent part of his summers touring Canada’s Arctic regions, including this year’s Operation Nanook...
I’ve written before about how recent changes in U.S. tax laws are causing misery for Americans who live and work abroad. The problem is largely invisible within the...
We still have glorious photos of flowers and vegetables planted in pieces of ground scattered across the region, from western Vermont to the Tug Hill, from the southern...
Last week’s post on a free cookbook for low-cost meals included a manifesto-like quote from an important food thinker, Michael Pollan: “Cooking is probably the...
For ten years now NCPR has featured a Photo of the Day, submitted by listeners and visitors and friends. The guidelines are pretty loose, photos taken somewhere in the...
Saxophonist Walt Weiskopf has a regular, high-profile gig as the saxophonist for Steely Dan. But he's a prolific composer/arranger and forceful, innovative straight ahead...
Kingston, Ontario has something to shout about. The city's official town crier, Chris Whyman, has taken the top spot at the World Town Crier Tournament in England. Whyman...
The Depot Theatre has come up with the little engine that could. The two-character musical "Pete 'n' Keely" featuring Katy Blake and Interim Artistic Director Jonathan...
The Kentucky native writes country music about loneliness, failed dreams, drinking and drugs. Here, he performs four of his songs with a thundering voice that makes the NPR...
This week on Alt.Latino, hear a Mexican legend, a mesmerizing French-Cuban duo and much more.
The nine-note tune made famous in Carl Douglas' 1974 song has served as a stereotype of Asian music since the 19th century.

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Boats competing in the Lake Champlain Omnium Race sail past the flag pole on Crab Island. For the next two weeks, the area will be celebrating the Battle of Plattsburgh, much of it centered on Crab Island (Ils St. Michel) where American and British troops who died in the conflict are believed to be buried. Photo: Andy Sajor
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