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May 5, 2015 | NPR · Fresh fighting around Najran comes after a nearly six-week Saudi-led air campaign against Houthi rebels. Aid agencies urge a halt to bombing Yemen’s airports so humanitarian supplies can be delivered.
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · People have been farming — and eating — a GMO for thousands of years without knowing it. Scientists have found genes from bacteria in sweet potatoes around the world. So who made the GMO?
 

May 5, 2015 | NPR · Loretta Lynch is also scheduled to meet with police, local officials, members of Congress and community groups.
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · British artist Brian Catling makes his fiction debut with The Vorrh, about a mysterious forest in an alternate-universe Africa. Reviewer Jason Heller calls it an “eye-gouging, mind-bending spectacle.”
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · Jim Shepard’s new novel follows a depressed and probably doomed young boy in the Warsaw Jewish ghetto during World War II. Critic Michael Schaub calls it a “rewarding, shocking and beautiful book.”
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, who selected the book, tells NPR’s David Greene that Kate Atkinson is “one of those writers that really can make you weep on one page and laugh on the next.”
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · Instead of throwing a typical Cinco De Mayo party, Alt.Latino creates a new holiday to celebrate an icon who’s become a Mexican obsession on both sides of the border.
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · At 14 minutes, “Beargrass Creek” gently rocks to and fro, seeking rhythmic harmony in synths and strings.
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · It’s hard to wrap your head around the amount of work it must have taken to create the new video for Son Lux’s “Change Is Everything.”
 

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