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Cocker was famous for both his unique voice and for a soulful style of singing that made it sound like he was pouring his heart out when he put his unique touch on hits such as "You Are So Beautiful."
David Greene talks to James Dwyer, a columnist for The New New Times, about what's behind the rift between New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and the leadership of the police union.
A woman in Scotland was driving home from shopping when she saw a bird on the road: green body, red head. It wasn't a parrot. It was a Christmas hat.
Twitter users around the world can turn on and off lights at a holiday display in New Jersey. Tweet #brilliant#twinkle to @Oxmas—Tree to light the display and tweet #figgyypudding to turn them off.
The holiday season is a big time of year for charitable giving. Host Audie Cornish speaks with NPR's Shankar Vedantam about a study that says portion of charitable giving is driven by social pressure.
Joe Cocker....
The British singer, who won American hearts for his performance at Woodstock, died of lung cancer.