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August 27, 2014 | NPR · The report said it couldn't be proven that anyone had died because of wait times at the medical center in Phoenix. On Tuesday, President Obama pledged to do better by vets and announced initiatives.
 
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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.
 

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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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Take Five: By Artist

Aug 3, 2011 — Vaughan synthesized many influences, from Albert King to T-Bone Walker, to get his unique style.
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Apr 23, 2008 — Ella Fitzgerald is one of the most recognized voices in jazz history. As a teen, her dream was to be a dancer, but fate had different plans for her. "Lady Ella" possessed a three-octave range, was noted for her pure tone, and is widely considered one of the finest Great American Songbook interpreters.
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May 31, 2011 — Hear the super-wide range of sounds from the Sun Ra Arkestra's third decade of existence.
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Nov 21, 2012 — Starting in the 1920s, Hawkins made an afterthought of an instrument into one of the sounds we most identify with jazz. He also straddled the era of big band swing and later developments like bebop. Here are five songs that illustrate his genius.
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Oct 11, 2012 — From the mid-'50s to 1990, the drummer's band served as a finishing school for elite jazz musicians. Here are five of the distinguished alumni of Blakey's university of the streets, including Horace Silver, Terence Blanchard and Wayne Shorter.
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Sep 27, 2012 — The pianist pioneered bebop-style improvisation at his instrument. His biographer, Peter Pullman, selects five tunes which represent the brilliance of a desperately uncompromising artist.
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Jul 2, 2012 — He revolutionized and continues to explore the jazz piano trio. Hear five selections from his staggering and ever-expanding body of small-group work.
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May 31, 2012 — The great jazz drummer is celebrating his eighth decade all year by touring the world and releasing a new album. Here are five songs, from 1966 to the present day, which showcase DeJohnette at the top of his powers.
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May 4, 2012 — He's a phenomenal soloist, but his reliability is what's landed him on more than 2,000 recordings.
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Apr 18, 2012 — Hear five singers take on one of the chief architects of the American popular song canon.
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