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Russian President Vladimir Putin is using a recent surge in popularity to crack down on opposition. Several proposed laws would strengthen penalties against protestors, and officials and local media alike are denouncing criticism of Putin as "unpatriotic."
Caetano Veloso has been making music for over 40 years, and he's among the best known singers in his native Brazil. Veloso's new album, Abracaco, is one of the most engaging in his epic career.
Rufus Wainwright joins Wade Goodwyn in NPR's Studio 1 to play a few of his h...
Wainwright creates music that is theatrical, emotional and operatic. He stopped by NPR's studios to perform a few of his hits.
The video-streaming company announced plans to raise its monthly rates for new customers by $1 or $2 a month. Current subscribers won't see a rate hike for at least a year.
There's been a bit of a cat fight over who would host the nation's first cat cafe. Purina One is sponsoring a pop-up cafe in New York City. Similar cafes are in the works in California.
Allowing guns into government buildings that have no security is part of a bill waiting the governor's approval. Municipalities worry their budgets will grow as they forced to hire security.