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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Hundreds of civilians have been massacred in the South Sudan town of Bentiu. For more, Steve Inskeep talks to Andrew Green, the South Sudan bureau chief for the Voice of America.
 
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April 24, 2014 | NPR · One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.
 
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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene.
 

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April 21, 2014 | NPR · Last year a scientist said he'd found a new form of botulinum toxin, and was keeping details secret to keep the recipe from terrorists. But other science and public health labs were shut out, too.
 
April 23, 2014 | NPR · Pharmaceutical companies are suddenly trading entire divisions the way sports teams swap players. Glaxo, Novartis and Ely Lily are all involved in a complicated deal announced Tuesday, and so far this year, five deals exceeding $2 billion have been announced. What's driving the deal-making?
 
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April 23, 2014 | NPR · For decades, a mysterious quacking "bio-duck" has been heard roaming the waters of the Southern Ocean. Now scientists say the source is a whale.
 

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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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Mar 30, 2014 — The singer's new album navigates an imagined future world of sad clones and shattered identities. It creates a sonic alternate universe through which many elements float.
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Mar 30, 2014 — The electronic artist seems to yearn for New Age music, or at least remnants of it, on his new album. In the process, he steers toward luxurious sadness and wistful contemplation.
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Mar 31, 2014 — The Norwegian DJ and songwriter, known for his singles, crafts a cohesive album that builds to near-perfection. Even the pessimists can find escape in his nostalgic, hopeful music.
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Apr 24, 2014 — Neil Young has released a video that shows him recording his take on Scottish folk singer Bert Jansch's "Needle Of Death." The solo acoustic cut appears on Young's new covers album, A Letter Home.
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Apr 24, 2014 — The video for The Darcys' powerful song "Hunting" shows the dark side of life in an apartment building that echoes the Hitchcock film Rear Window, using subtly beautiful CGI and matte paintings.
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Apr 24, 2014 — New York-based singer Melaena Cadiz's rustic folk earworm, "Needles River," was inspired by the realism in The Grapes Of Wrath and East Of Eden. But the video strikes a more surreal and ghostly tone.
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Apr 23, 2014 — You might expect Pee Wee Herman to turn up in the video for tUnE-yArDs' "Water Fountain," which takes inspiration from children's TV shows, jazzercise and 8-bit video games.
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Apr 23, 2014 — Fans of The Decemberists know Black Prairie, since many of those band members make up this Portland rock-infused bluegrass band. The group's new video is stuffed with dark humor — pun intended.
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Apr 23, 2014 — The new video from London-based duo Cloud Boat, for their new single "Carmine," unfolds in an eerie laundromat, where customers channel the hauntingly beautiful voice of singer Tom Clarke.
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Apr 22, 2014 — In "Anonymous Club," Courtney Barnett sings of a sweetly perfect, carefree and tech-free party. But in her new video for the song, animated by Celeste Potter, cartoon monsters are consumed by sadness.
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