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Nickel Creek, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

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Newport Folk Festival

Nickel Creek, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

The trio of onetime child prodigies returned this year after a seven year hiatus with no loss of creativity or chops. Nickel Creek performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Saturday, July 26.

For Muslims In Gaza, End Of Ramadan Marred By Fighting

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Parallels - World News

For Muslims In Gaza, End Of Ramadan Marred By Fighting

The Muslim holiday Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and is usually a time for family celebration. This year, it also marks three weeks since the current war in Gaza started.

When Did Companies Become People?

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Law

When Did Companies Become People?

The Supreme Court has been granting more rights to corporations, including some rights regarded as those solely for individuals. But NPR's Nina Totenberg finds the company-to-person shift has a long history.

A Celebration Of Cheap Thrills At The Whitney

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

A Celebration Of Cheap Thrills At The Whitney

Commentator Alva Noƫ takes in the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney and says it's an impressive display of this hyper-successful, visionary artist's work. But that's not all he says.

The Great War At 100: Music Of Conflict And Remembrance

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Deceptive Cadence

The Great War At 100: Music Of Conflict And Remembrance

One hundred years after the start of World War I, hear a range of pop and classical music from artists of the era. Some music reflects the war's violence, some gives solace.

Shifts In Habitat May Threaten Ruddy Shorebird's Survival

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Science

Shifts In Habitat May Threaten Ruddy Shorebird's Survival

To withstand their 9,300-mile migration, red knots feast on eggs from horseshoe crabs each spring in Delaware Bay. Scientists worry many crabs are starting to lay eggs before the birds can get there.

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