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Sergio Mendes On Jazz, Luck And 'The Magic Of The Encounter'
The Brazilian musician and composer says his life has been a succession of serendipitous moments. One of them led to the song that transformed his career — his first hit, "Mas Que Nada."
As Floodwaters Recede In Kashmir Valley, Anger Grows
The floodwaters are receding in Indian-administered Kashmir, but the death toll continues to rise as authorities assess the destruction and seek disaster relief aid from the Indian government.
USAID Steps Up Building Of New Ebola Treatment Units
Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, speaks with NPR's Lynn Neary about the organization's efforts to coordinate a worldwide response to the Ebola crisis.
'Your Call Is Important ... ' Which Is Why You Hear Music
We've all been put on hold. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to journalist Tom Vanderbilt, who says that music on the other end of the phone line helps keep customers sane while they wait.
Gaming Expert: Destiny Is Good, But 'There's Not Much There'
The much-anticipated video game, Destiny, was released this week. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with gaming expert Adam Sessler about the new game and whether it was worth all the hype.
U.S. Call To Fight Militants Stirs Bitter Memories For Iraq's Sunnis
President Obama wants Sunnis to join the battle against the Islamic State. But those who helped fight al-Qaida several years ago feel abused by the Iraqi military, and now are not so eager to sign up.
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