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December 15, 2017 | NPR · A royal commission recommends that the Australian Catholic Church ask the Vatican to lift its celibacy requirement for clergy and require that evidence of abuse revealed in confession be reported.
 

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December 14, 2017 | NPR · An inspector general’s report says immigrant detainees’ rights, health and safety are compromised in four facilities. In response, ICE agrees to strengthen oversight and improve conditions.
 

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December 14, 2017 | NPR · “All the hard work was worth it,” Ayrton Little said. The video has been viewed more than 6 million times.
 

Arts & Life

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December 14, 2017 | NPR · Munro Leaf’s classic children story about a pacifist bull becomes a formulaic animated film indistinguishable from scores of others.
 

A24
December 14, 2017 | NPR · Bill Pullman stars as an Old West sidekick who loses his hero and embarks upon a quest for vengeance in writer/director Jared Moshe’s straight-shooting Western.
 

Netflix
December 14, 2017 | NPR · Filmmaker Errol Morris employs fictional techniques — and famous actors — in this 241-minute meditation on the demise of a CIA operative in 1953 that left a son obsessed with finding answers.
 

Music

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December 14, 2017 | WXPN-FM · Metric’s lead singer drops the wailing guitars and radical synths for a solo performance behind the piano.
 

Evan Woods
December 14, 2017 | NPR · Led and voiced by Nadya Tolokonnikova, Pussy Riot is focused on the mainstream, through an oblique reconciliation with capitalism, in order to spread its message. The contradiction is compelling.
 

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December 14, 2017 | NPR · Kerry Trainor, who replaced co-founder Alex Ljung as CEO in August, tells NPR that SoundCloud is not trying to compete with Spotify, saying creators are his main focus.
 

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