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February 16, 2020 | NPR · The legendary showman didn’t want to cancel his show in New Zealand despite a pneumonia diagnosis earlier in the day. “I played and sang my heart out, until my voice could sing no more,” he wrote.
 

February 16, 2020 | NPR · Not all of the Americans on board the vessel, which is currently quarantined in Japan, are sick. Those who are will remain in Japan for treatment.
 

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February 16, 2020 | NPR · Flooding is rippling across parts of the state capital of Jackson. Officials say that with more rain expected, the inundation could worsen. Thousands of residents have already been affected.
 

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February 16, 2020 | NPR · By focusing on figures who “played roles in the story that are larger than history remembers” this gripping adaptation of a hit podcast reminds us how slowly the Watergate scandal unfolded.
 

February 16, 2020 | NPR · At the Frieze Los Angeles art fair, several LA-based Latino artists used the backlot of Paramount Pictures Studio to showcase work about representation and realities.
 

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February 16, 2020 | NPR · Mi-Ae Seo’s novel has a great premise: The Bad Seed meets The Silence of the Lambs. But this tale of a psychologist and her creepy stepdaughter is hampered by its structure and stilted, strange prose.
 

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February 16, 2020 | NPR · The legendary showman didn’t want to cancel his show in New Zealand despite a pneumonia diagnosis earlier in the day. “I played and sang my heart out, until my voice could sing no more,” he wrote.
 

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February 16, 2020 | NPR · The NY Philharmonic has commissioned 19 women to create new works to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment. It’s called Project 19.
 

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February 15, 2020 | NPR · Huey Lewis & The News just released their first album of original music in almost 20 years. But Weather also might be the last for the band’s frontman, whose hearing collapsed two years ago.
 

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