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Listen to Lizzo and Missy Elliott trade off on the mic in "Tempo" — an incantation that summons a fiery, all-are-welcome cool girls' club.
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Among the recordings being added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry this year:
🎵 Sylvester's "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)"
🎵 Jay-Z's "The Blueprint"
🎵 Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba"
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In a report, the Anti-Defamation League says that all but 1 of the 50 killings in the U.S. motivated by extremist ideology in 2018 were committed by people with some kind of link to right-wing extremism.
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President Trump continues to criticize the late Sen. John McCain — complaining on Wednesday during a speech in Ohio that the McCain family never thanked him for the Arizona senator's funeral.
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RT @nprpolitics: As President Trump continued his attacks on the late Sen. John McCain and complained that McCain's family never thanked hi…

This winter, storms across the Rocky Mountains have caused the highest avalanche danger since the ratings began in 1973.
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Tiny Desk Concert: In this performance of "The Sweet Sound Of Your Name," a song of devotion from 2014, the Austin singer-songwriter Gina Chavez finds magic in the intimacy of a communal setting.
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In the newly released report, Afghanistan is ranked as the third least happy country in the world.

@NPRGoatsandSoda talked with Afghans to hear their thoughts on happiness, conflict, satisfaction and hardship 👇

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern issued an international call to weed out right-wing nationalism: "If we want to make sure globally that we are a safe and tolerant and inclusive world, we cannot think about this in terms of boundaries."
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Barry Lopez's new book, "Horizon," is a biography and a portrait of some of the world's most delicate places, but at heart it's a contemplation of the belief that the way forward is compassionately, and together.
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The U.S. has warned Germany to ban Chinese firm Huawei from its 5G network or risk losing access to intelligence-sharing. Germany has refused.
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RT @nprmusic: The @lizzo-@MissyElliott collaboration of your dreams is here. Hear "Tempo" now.
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RT @nprpolitics: President Trump says he supports the public release of special counsel Robert Mueller's final report.

For this installment of Slingshot Scenes, a handful of WXPN hosts highlight 10 music videos from the Philadelphia scene that made a formidable impression on them.
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Yesterday Justice Neil Gorsuch split from his conservative colleagues, siding with the Supreme Court's more liberal members in a case involving tribal rights. For those who know him, it wasn't a surprise.
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@AltLatino We deleted a previous version of this tweet after someone's link-shortening robot went rogue.

This week's @AltLatino roundup includes a flute-looped reggaeton dance between Sean Paul and J Balvin, Mula's lush production and a Santana jam produced by the legendary Rick Rubin.
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