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May 6, 2015 | NPR · Khan, 49, was sentenced to five years in prison for driving while drunk over a group of people sleeping on a sidewalk in 2002, killing one of them. He was granted bail until Friday.
 

May 6, 2015 | NPR · Gov. Larry Hogan said all of the National Guard troops and state police called in April 27 to restore order in Baltimore have been withdrawn. The unrest began after the funeral of Freddie Gray.
 

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May 6, 2015 | NPR · The Staten Island prosecutor at the center of the investigation into the death of Eric Garner easily won election to Congress as a Republican. He replaces disgraced former Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y.
 

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May 6, 2015 | NPR · Robert and Michelle King, the real-life husband and wife team who created the show, say that when it came to creating the series’ main character, it was a question of art imitating life.
 

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May 6, 2015 | NPR · The AMC series’ habit of killing off characters without warning has led to explosions of fan grief and rage on social media. Much of the audience’s ire has landed on Scott M. Gimple.
 

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May 6, 2015 | NPR · On Tuesday’s Inside Amy Schumer, an episode-long parody of 12 Angry Men asked the question: Is Amy Schumer hot enough to be on television?
 

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May 6, 2015 | FolkAlley · It’d be hard to top the craftsmanship that went into the songs on Southeastern, but Isbell thinks he’s done it.
 

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May 6, 2015 | NPR · The Swedish minimalist rock duo pairs slightly menacing lyrics with propulsive synths and an understated beat.
 

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May 6, 2015 | NPR · From the Canadian singer’s first solo album comes a wistful yet breezy ’90s throwback that reminds you to “burn it bright.”
 

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