The Budget, sequestration, and how it all began. Former NPR Congressional correspondent Andrea Seabrook examines the sequestration as part of her new project, DecodeDC.

 

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August 24, 2016 | NPR · The fisherman’s family says he found the pearl inside a giant clam by the island of Palawan and kept it under his bed. If confirmed, it would be far and away the largest natural pearl ever found.
 

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August 24, 2016 | NPR · People as far away as Thailand, India, and Bangladesh felt the magnitude-6.8 quake. Historic pagodas in the city of Bagan appeared to be damaged, and at least three people reportedly died.
 

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August 24, 2016 | NPR · Turkey’s offensive is the largest military mission of its kind in the Syria conflict to date. It was intended to clear ISIS militants from territory along the border.
 

Arts & Life

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August 24, 2016 | NPR · News of a 1999 rape case against Nate Parker raises some age-old questions about culture. Can art be separated from its creator? What moral obligations, if any, do the consumers of culture bear?
 

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August 24, 2016 | NPR · Imbolo Mbue’s debut novel is one of the best books to deal with the financial crisis of 2007-2008. It’s the story of a Cameroonian immigrant couple and the rich, troubled Americans they work for.
 

August 23, 2016 | NPR · Lawrence Wright’s new book collects his essays for The New Yorker on the growth of terrorism in the Middle East, from the Sept. 11 attacks to the recent beheadings of journalists and aid workers.
 

Music

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August 24, 2016 | NPR · The latest song from Angel Olsen, “Sister,” is both epic and reflective, a melancholy meditation on heartache and coming to terms with lost love.
 

August 24, 2016 | NPR · The band’s industrial music clangs and bangs, reflecting the nightmare of a cold world.
 

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August 24, 2016 | NPR · The short film for “Nobody Speak,” brilliantly directed by Sam Pilling, is a powerful — if sometimes comical — statement on the dysfunction of this year’s political season.
 

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