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After her viral short story "Cat Person," author Kristin Roupenian’s new collection goes much further, with genre switches, shock endings, and even a fairy tale.

25 years ago, the 6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake destroyed LA suburbs, leaving 57 people dead and causing over $43 billion in damage.

Now, seismologists say a bigger earthquake could hit –– and officials fear the city is unprepared.

For the author of "Why We Fight: One Man's Search for Meaning Inside the Ring," fighting is a means to a truly reflective life: one where one's life and death are uniquely precarious in their balance, writes critic Nicholas Cannariato.

Microsoft Pledges $500 Million Investment To Tackle Affordable Housing Crisis

DAWN waves a flag for the weirdness of black girls while asserting herself as a musical chameleon capable of an elegantly executed audible middle finger on her album "new breed," out Jan. 25.

Through Natti Natasha's ideals on female sexuality to Juanes and Labo Ebratt's stylized vallenato, this week's list of Latin artists from @AltLatino lends itself as one not meant to be hidden.

RT @nprmusic: Don't say we didn't warn you: Introducing the artists you need to know in 2019.

Music trio Lula Wiles –– three bandmates with Berklee background –– inspires a rousing, modern adaptation of Americana music with their second album, “What Will We Do.”

Nearly a year before it became official DHS policy, the Trump administration was already using family separation as a measure to deter illegal immigration –– separating "thousands" of migrant children from their parents, a new government report shows.

Award-winning poet Mary Oliver died at 83. Famous for her poems on nature and animals, Oliver told NPR, "The two things I loved from a very early age were the natural world and dead poets, [who] were my pals when I was a kid."

WATCH: Nearly half the world’s population is at risk of being bitten by a mosquito carrying the malaria parasite. Two inventors have figured out how to detect the disease using things you might have lying around your house.

Russian authorities are cracking down on young musicians by detaining them and pressuring them to cancel concerts. Russian President Vladimir Putin said banning concerts is “not possible,” but that the state should play a role in controlling the music.

Politics Stay Off The Soccer Field As Qatar Plays Saudi Arabia

A federal grant that would help Paradise, Calif. with wildfire recovery projects has been stalled due to the shutdown –– causing concern that residents may leave the area if they don't see recovery efforts happening.

President Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen acknowledged today that he schemed to rig online polls that sought to make Trump seem like a more plausible presidential candidate.

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