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May 30, 2016 | NPR · The drive to enter Fallujah began at dawn, with air support from the U.S.-led coalition. Aid groups report that thousands of civilians are trapped in the city.
 

May 30, 2016 | NPR · While visiting Vietnam last week, President Obama urged the government to ease its crackdown on dissent. But police have used force to break up recent environmental protests.
 

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May 30, 2016 | NPR · Three years ago, Grand Rapids’ public schools took a hard look at the numbers on absenteeism. They’ve been able to get nearly half of the students missing school to show up.
 

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May 30, 2016 | NPR · The remake of the seminal TV miniseries begins on the History channel Monday night. Co-producer LeVar Burton says he recognized an opportunity to retell the story “to and for a new generation.”
 

May 29, 2016 | NPR · Rolling the R’s tells the stories of restless teenagers in the disco era in a gritty neighborhood in Hawaii. Author R. Zamora Linmark discusses the book’s impact, 20 years after it first came out.
 

May 29, 2016 | NPR · Heather Shumaker and Stephanie Land are two parenting writers with different ideas about how class and conventional wisdom shape the modern view of parenting.
 

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May 29, 2016 | NPR · Each year the Library of Congress adds certain sound recordings as national treasures. Curator of Recorded Sound Matthew Barton explains the cultural significance of this year’s selections.
 

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May 29, 2016 | NPR · The British songwriter began her career in 1999 with an album that was a breakout success. Years later, she says she looks on that younger version of herself with the protectiveness of a big sister.
 

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May 29, 2016 | NPR · A classically trained cellist with songs rooted in Haitian folk, McCalla embraces the intersections of art and history in her work. Her new album is A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey.
 

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