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The Protest Song Is Not Dead
The era of the protest song might seem gone, but NPR Music host Jason King has curated a 100-hour-long playlist of R&B, soul, funk and hip-hop protest music that spans decades (including this one).
Pre-Race Day, Indy 500 Struggles With Flying Cars
Leading up to the premier race is a series of unpredictable airborne crashes — and no one can explain why. Officials have mandated a lower driving speed, while engineers work to find some solution.
Openly Gay Leader: Boy Scouts Won't Exist If Discrimination Continues
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Brian Peffly about how Robert Gates called the ban on openly gay adult leaders unsustainable. Peffly's scouting membership was revoked because he is openly gay.
In New Jersey, A Beef Over Pork Roll Sparks Rival Festivals
What is pork roll? As one fan puts it, "It's like Spam meets bacon." And this Saturday, Trenton, N.J., will host not one, but two competing festivals devoted to this Garden State meat delicacy.
A Wedding And A Challenge: Lebanese Couples Fight For Civil Marriage
No one ever said marriage was easy, but in Lebanon, it's even harder: The country has 15 sets of matrimonial laws for 18 different religions and sects. Activists want the right to civil marriages.
Obama Faces Criticism For Light Footprint Strategy Against Islamic State
President Obama says the U.S. is not losing the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq, but his strategy has come under criticism after the fall of Ramadi.
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