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Longtime Rockers NRBQ Get Down To 'Brass Tacks' In New Album
Founder and frontman Terry Adams speaks with NPR's Kelly McEvers about teaming up with new musicians, battling throat cancer and keeping things fun.
More Municipalities Deny Federal Requests, Won't Detain Immigrants
Local police are sometimes asked to hold immigrants suspected of crimes until they can be moved to federal custody for deportation. But a mix of politics and liability is undermining that system.
Release Of 'Echo's Bones' Resurrects Beckett's Rejected Work
The story, which is about a man who comes back to life, was meant to be the final piece in Samuel Beckett's first collection of stories. But his original editor refused to publish it.
How New FCC Rules On Political Ads Impact N.C. Senate Race
Every TV station in the U.S. is now required to post its political ad sales online. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Mark Binker of WRAL-TV about what this means for the North Carolina senate race.
Author Finds Inscrutable Spaces, Secret Cities For 'Unruly Places'
Alastair Bonnett sought out uncharted and forgotten territories for his new book, Unruly Places. He tells NPR's Tamara Keith about the quest, which included a visit to a traffic island.
A Noodle-Maker's Daughter Falls For Ballroom Dancing In 'Mambo'
Jean Kwok, the award-winning writer of Girl in Translation, has written a new book called Mambo in Chinatown, a Cinderella story about a 22-year-old Chinese-American torn between two cultures.
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