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Blaine Lotz of Edna, Kan., is this year's winner of the prestigious World Li...
As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into...
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Boston has become the set for a new film about mobster Whitey Bulger. Locals believe getting the Boston accent right will make or break the movie.(This piece originally aired on Morning Edition on...
Jason Wright, seen here during his 15-month deployment to Iraq, served in th...
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks, is facing a military commission at Guantanamo Bay and potentially the death penalty. He was captured in 2003 but...
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Ty Segall's latest album is Manipulator....
If there's a Mozart of garage rock, it's Ty Segall. He's put out at least a dozen albums of face-melting, critic-adored low-fi rock, in the style of bands like The Troggs or The Stooges — not to...
A Sri Lankan beachgoer walks during sunset in Colombo on Jan. 30, 2014....
It's hard to comprehend the toll Sri Lanka's civil war took on the South Asian country. The United Nations estimates that between 80,000 and 100,000 people lost their lives in the conflict — all on...
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