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May 4, 2016 | NPR · A government minister said the proceeds will be used “to buy food and secure water facilities for distressed animals.” Zimbabwe is famous for parks full of animals such as elephants and lions.
 

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · Scientists have been able to keep human embryos alive twice as long as before. The technique is reopening a debate over a rule limiting research on human embryos to 14 days.
 

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · It’s Star Wars day, so dust off your Stormtrooper costume and bake a Princess Leia cupcake. (Just kidding, we know there’s no dust on that costume.)
 

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May 4, 2016 | FA · Growing up in the tribal region of Pakistan, Maria Toorpakai pretended she was a boy in order to compete as a weightlifter. Later she became an internationally known squash player.
 

May 4, 2016 | FA · The Irish director and screenwriter talks to Fresh Air’s Ann Marie Baldonado about his new film, which tells the story of a young teenager in 1980s Dublin who discovers pop music and starts a band.
 

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · High art is highly entertaining in this grown-up goof on the Where’s Waldo? books. Readers hunt down a tiny Andy Warhol against a series of elaborately detailed art and culture-themed backgrounds.
 

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · In a video for the contemplative post-punk song, a dancer holds a mirror to the hallways, bedrooms and parks where our plainest, loneliest experiences occur.
 

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · Reunited after three decades, the pan-African “cosmic jazz” experimentalists throw an extended and ecstatic dance party, with throwback funk vibes and multiculti merger.
 

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · The Grindmother is a Canadian metal band that’s just released its debut album. It’s also what the group’s 67-year-old lead singer prefers to be called.
 

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