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Over the course of Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes messes with what had already, after its first album, become its signature sound. Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker has this review.
To mark the release of his seventh album, the singer-songwriter brings his acoustic guitar to the Fresh Air studio to sing some new songs as well as some of his favorites from the 1920s and '30s.
On April 27, 1865, a steamboat named the Sultana exploded and sunk while transporting Union soldiers up the Mississippi. An estimated 1,800 people died, but few today have heard of this disaster.
SwiftKey analyzed more than a billion pieces of emoji data, organized by lan...
A study analyzes more than a billion pieces of emoji data across 16 languages and regions to gauge how different nations communicate. Most emojis sent are happy faces and other positive symbols.
Abe will have a summit with President Obama, sign a security agreement, and make an historic address to a joint meeting of Congress during his week-long visit.
Aftershocks don't seem to be letting up following Saturday's major earthquake in Nepal. Thousands are dead. We report on what things look like at one of the country's most celebrated heritage sites.