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October 21, 2016 | NPR · Here’s a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week’s Morning Edition.

October 21, 2016 | NPR · Militants struck police stations and a power station in the northern city of Kirkuk. In Mosul, the U.N. says it is concerned ISIS may be using civilians as human shields as Iraqi forces advance.

October 21, 2016 | KJZZ · How do Republicans appeal to Latino voters in a year when their presidential nominee has campaigned for a wall with Mexico and mass deportation?

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October 21, 2016 | NPR · In this final round, every answer contains an object you’d find in a hardware store. So if we said, “He’s the rapper who was ‘2 Legit 2 Quit,'” the answer would be “M-C Hammer.”

October 21, 2016 | NPR · This game contains a bunch of words that have something in common: they’re all one-word titles of songs performed by a one-named musician.

October 21, 2016 | NPR · In this music game, Jonathan Coulton revamps the sensual Marvin Gaye song “Let’s Get It On” to be about famous people who invented or discovered something.


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October 21, 2016 | NPR · Lazarus is a musical sequel to David Bowie’s 1976 film The Man Who Fell To Earth. Henry Hey, the musical director for Lazarus, explains how he reshaped the iconic singer’s songs to tell the new story.

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October 21, 2016 | NPR · At Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, Conor Oberst delivered a powerfully spare set of new songs from his new album, Ruminations.

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October 21, 2016 | NPR · The bassist and singer performs “Prelude To A Kiss” with Marian McPartland in a 2008 session.

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