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April 22, 2014 | NPR · A key part of that strategy is the Trans Pacific Partnership — a free trade agreement among 12 Asian-Pacific nations. The trade pact would influence geopolitics and the reshape global trade.
 
April 22, 2014 | NPR · Tuesday marks one month since a hillside gave way and wiped out a rural neighborhood. Crews have been looking for victims' remains ever since. On Monday, the official death toll increased by 2 to 41.
 
April 22, 2014 | NPR · The Supreme Court on Tuesday hears arguments in two high-profile cases that could affect video sharing on the Internet, and the telling of untruths in the political marketplace.
 

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April 22, 2014 | NPR · Washington Gov. Jay Inslee offers an update on the deadly mudslides near the town of Oso in March. President Obama is visiting Oso on Tuesday.
 
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April 22, 2014 | NPR · The Army plans to take all Apache attack helicopters from the National Guard. The Guard says that's an insult, but Army leaders say it's not personal — it's just about saving money.
 
April 22, 2014 | NPR · The White House named Neil Eggleston its new top lawyer. He'll have to muster his legal and political skills to deal with a divided Congress and multiple investigations of the Obama's administration.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.
 

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Apr 8, 2014 — When you name your band after a Mercyful Fate song, you'd better damn well live up to it. Thankfully, The Oath's "Silk Road" sounds something like Heart raised on a healthy dose of King Diamond.
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Apr 3, 2014 — The Bavarian metal band conjures 2001: A Space Odyssey, mud-clod caveman riffs and an aggro South of Heaven grunt in an eight-minute song called "The Black Plague of the Soul."
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Dec 31, 2013 — From Satan's ridiculous riffs to Katie Gately's chutes-and-ladders computer music, Lars Gotrich brings a wide range of heavy, loud, out-there sounds to bury 2013 once and for all.
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Dec 11, 2013 — Have a Nice Life's "Defenestration Song" is a pitch-black post-punk party-starter for the gloomy. It's from the forthcoming The Unnatural World, the duo's first album in six years.
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Nov 5, 2013 — From faithful solo sets to Television-indebted deconstructions, 2013 has been a renaissance to the fingerstyle guitar. And more so than any year, American Primitive ain't just for loners anymore.
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Oct 15, 2013 — With acoustic guitar in hand and a voice like browned butter, Walker swings and sways throughout a lush string-and-piano arrangement of "The West Wind."
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Oct 11, 2013 — There's something blurrily manic about cable television at 3 in the morning. The production team behind the "Wojtek" video has been there, as zombies eat ninjas in a celebrity chef's kitchen and, well, it'd be a shame to spoil it for you.
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Sep 26, 2013World War IV features what's become James Jackson Toth's own Crazy Horse: a crew of Birmingham, Ala., musicians who lock in like a hound around the neck of a boar. It's all gnarly and distorted and downtrodden, big-men-with-big-feelings kind of stuff.
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Sep 17, 2013 — The San Francisco gutter mutants spew psychedelic noise and plastered punk in their new video. CCR Headcleaner features former members of like-minded bands The Hospitals and Long Legged Woman.
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Aug 20, 2013 — The body-rattling stoner-metal band hides rhythmic tricks under distortion and double guitar solos.
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