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A former Marine details the chaotic exit from Afghanistan — and how we should mark it

As the U.S. withdrew from Afghanistan last year, Marine Corps veteran Elliot Ackerman was frantically rebuilding a network of old allies to help desperate Afghans escape. → Read More

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The pandemic has changed workplace fashion. What does that mean for you?

Many people traded in slacks for sweatpants during the worst of the pandemic and are now figuring out what to wear back to the office. Here's what that looks like, from Wall Street to Capitol Hill. → Read More

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Travel the world without leaving your home with these 10 books

From Lahore's red-light district and the streets of Mexico to a fantastical underwater land of Korean fable, here are some picks that can immerse you in worlds wholly unlike your own. → Read More

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Bootsy Collins and Lettuce, positively helping to keep the funk alive

At the beginning of lockdown, the legendary funk bassist began posting uplifting messages to Instagram, where they found a receptive audience in drummer Adam Deitch of the band Lettuce. → Read More

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Elif Batuman's sequel 'Either/Or' follows a young woman's sexual awakening

Either/Or is Batuman's sequel to her bestselling Pulitzer finalist novel The Idiot. → Read More

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Rick Martínez brings 'rapture' to the kitchen with his new cookbook 'Mi Cocina'

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Rick Martínez about his new cookbook Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico. → Read More

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Warpaint returns, radiating

The LA-based group was, naturally, waylaid by the pandemic — just enough to write a new record, Radiate Like This. → Read More

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'Dreams do still come true' in a new novel by Dolly Parton and James Patterson

Parton didn't just co-write the novel, she also recorded a whole album to go with it. Run, Rose, Run is about an aspiring country singer trying to shake a dark past and make it big in music. → Read More

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In Dua Lipa's ever-expanding world, 'there's no time limit and there's no what-ifs'

The pop star is returning to stages two years after releasing an acclaimed second album, Future Nostalgia, and being forced like everyone else to hunker down for the long chill. → Read More

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Ocean Vuong's new poems examine the 'big, big yesterday' since his mother was alive

Ocean Vuong's second poetry collection, Time is a Mother, grapples with time and its impermanence following his mother's death in 2019. → Read More

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Ginni Thomas reportedly pressed Trump's chief of staff on overturning the election

Conservative activist Ginni Thomas, who's married to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, sent a number of texts to then-Chief of Staff Mark Meadows between November 2020 and January 2021. → Read More

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How to make creativity part of your daily routine

Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way and architect of the famous creative practice "Morning Pages," has spent her career teaching "creative unblocking."In her new book, Seeking Wisdom: a spiritual path to creative connection, she combines the creative practices of The Artist's Way, with a new intentional practice – prayer. → Read More

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Country singer Brent Cobb explores his faith on new gospel album

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Brent Cobb about his album, And Now, Let's Turn To Page..., which is a collection of spirituals and hymns. Surviving a car crash inspired him to make the album. → Read More

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Tanya Tagaq's powerful new album 'Tongues' aims for hope among hard truths

Tagaq, a recipient of the national Polaris Music Prize, discusses the subjugation of Canada's Indigenous people and her hopes for healing through acknowledging that difficult history. → Read More

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What's Next For The Pandemic? Will COVID-19 Become Endemic Soon?

Many experts warn there will be more infections on the downslope of the omicron surge, but the U.S. is on the path to the virus becoming endemic — and that should mean fewer interruptions to daily life. Take a listen to Rachel Martin chat with health correspondent Allison Aubrey about what's next in the pandemic on Morning Edition. You can email the show at ShortWave@NPR.org. → Read More

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Adele talks coming back to Earth at '30'

Morning Edition's Rachel Martin talks to Adele about her latest album and the growing pains of growing older. → Read More

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The Marine Corps is reinventing itself to reflect America, says top general

Gen. David Berger, commandant of the Marine Corps, has a new plan to recruit and retain Marines, as the service seeks to prioritize growing a corps of highly skilled and educated workers. → Read More

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As companies look to bring remote workers back to the office, a writer asks: Why?

Anne Helen Petersen is the co-author of a new book on the future of remote work. She says companies need to clearly know what goal they are pursuing when asking remote workers to come back in person. → Read More

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ABBA is back with new music and plans for a high-tech stage show

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson about the first album of new songs in 40 years, and the show that will bring their avatars to the stage. → Read More

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'All in the Family' is 50 years old. A new book looks at how it changed TV

All in the Family creator Norman Lear, along with writer Jim Colucci, talked with NPR about Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton and their roles on the groundbreaking TV show. → Read More