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May 29, 2016 | NPR · If the rules at your neighborhood pool seem a bit strict, come take a dip with me in an Indian pool. It’s a free-for-all.
 

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May 29, 2016 | WFYI · How to make thinking about death less somber? Hold a festival! Indianapolis did. Through art, film and book talks, residents explored everything from bucket lists to advance directives and cremation.
 

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May 29, 2016 | NPR · Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been talking a lot about guns recently. But how much will that issue matter with voters in November?
 

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May 29, 2016 | NPR · Claire North’s moving new novel The Sudden Appearance of Hope centers on a young woman who cannot be remembered; only animals or people with brain damage can recall their interactions with her.
 

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May 28, 2016 | NPR · Over 1,000 students submitted their work for Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections. Two young poets split the top prize — and they’ve shared their poems with NPR.
 

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May 28, 2016 | NPR · This week we’ve invited Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to the show. (So if a giant asteroid crashes into Earth while he plays our quiz, you’re on your own.)
 

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May 28, 2016 | NPR · William Bell cut his first Stax records tracks more than 50 years ago. Now, he’s back on the label. Bell tells NPR’s Scott Simon about his new album, and remixing one of his biggest hits.
 

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May 28, 2016 | NPR · The young band recently released a single called “Michigan And Again.” Though the band’s three members do love their home state, the inspiration for the song came from an unlikely source.
 

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May 28, 2016 | NPR · Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
 

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