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December 27, 2014 | NPR · Search and rescue operations are underway for an AirAsia plane that lost contact with air traffic control after takeoff from Indonesia on a flight to Singapore.
 

December 27, 2014 | WNYC · The funeral for slain police officer Rafael Ramos was held today. Ramos, along with his partner, was gunned down by a man said to be avenging the killings of black men at the hands of police.
 

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December 27, 2014 | NPR · The social media giant’s “Year in Review” app has upset some who prefer to forget 2014′s unpleasant memories.
 

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December 27, 2014 | NPR · Now in her late 60s, Martin says she’s still “excited and enthusiastic” about her work and doesn’t have any intention of retiring. She published a memoir in September called Lady Parts.
 

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December 27, 2014 | NPR · The film, about a 1965 voting rights march, stands out for its focus on black characters, including some of the movement’s lesser-known organizers, and the way it humanizes Martin Luther King Jr.
 

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December 27, 2014 | OZY · Spanish entrepreneur Javier Goyeneche is looking to transform the world of sustainable fashion, with clothes that are made out of 80 or 90 percent recycled materials — from tires to old fishing nets.
 

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December 27, 2014 | NPR · McNeil suffered from a neural disorder that prevented him from performing for decades at a time. But thanks to a medical study, he’s regained enough coordination to form a new band, called Hush Point.
 

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December 27, 2014 | NPR · The resplendent New York piano showroom is shutting down to make way for luxury condos. But that doesn’t mean the company is going anywhere.
 

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December 27, 2014 | NPR · For 20 years, the Music Maker Relief Foundation has been helping indigent blues, gospel and country musicians get by as well as reach a wider audience.
 

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