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EPA/Landov
April 24, 2014 | NPR · More bodies were recovered Thursday from the ship, which sank last week. So far, at least 171 deaths have been confirmed. Another 131 people, many of them students from one school, remain missing.
 

PA Photos /Landov
April 24, 2014 | NPR · At issue was how much money the 18 men – carpenters, plumbers and caretakers – employed by the University of Wales, Trinity St. David, made compared with female workers on the same pay scale.
 

The Times-Picayune/Landov
April 24, 2014 | NPR · The 329,000 applications filed last week for unemployment insurance were more than economists expected. One theory: Easter’s relatively late date may have skewed the numbers.
 

Arts & Life

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · You’ve got to think forwards and backwards in this game, to think up ridiculous palindromes that involve animals. Where might stylish alpacas go for new duds? A “llama mall”!
 

April 24, 2014 | NPR · The days of rewinding VHS tapes are long gone, but in this game, imagine the plots of famous movies if you watched them end to beginning. A retired Rocky jogs backwards through Philadelphia…
 

AP
April 24, 2014 | NPR · Also: The shortlist for the 2014 Caine Prize was announced; Richard H. Hoggart, key witness in the obscenity trial of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, has died.
 

Music

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Melodiya
April 24, 2014 | NPR · A newly reissued set of symphonies from the decades after World War II recovers a gifted yet neglected composer, Vadim Salmanov. These live recordings burn with intensity and sorrow.
 

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
April 24, 2014 | WQXR · Conductor Robert Spano leads the orchestra and chorus in Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, music written for the 1962 rededication of the cathedral in Coventry, England, destroyed in a 1940 air raid.
 

Courtesy of the artist
April 24, 2014 | NPR · New York-based singer Melaena Cadiz’s rustic folk earworm, “Needles River,” was inspired by the realism in The Grapes Of Wrath and East Of Eden. But the video strikes a more surreal and ghostly tone.
 

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