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T Rex To Reveal Itself At The Smithsonian

Scientists at the Smithsonian are set to unpack something rare that the National Museum of Natural History has never had before — a nearly complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex.

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How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free

In 2005, a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo launched a bold program. It pays for graduates of the city's public schools to attend any of Michigan's public universities or community colleges.

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As La. Coast Recedes, Battle Rages Over Who Should Pay

A flood protection authority is suing to try to hold the oil and gas industries responsible for Louisiana's land crisis. But policymakers are trying to stop the lawsuit, saying it's bad for business.

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After Losing A Leg, Woman Walks On Her Own — In 4-Inch Heels

A year after the Boston Marathon bombing, Heather Abbott has adapted to life with her prostheses, including a blade for running and one that allows her to wear her favorite shoes.

NYPD Shuts Down Controversial Unit That Spied On Muslims

The New York Police Department's Demographics Unit reportedly carried out systematic surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods to root out terrorist threats, but it never produced a single usable lead.

In India, Landmark Ruling Recognizes Transgender Citizens

The country's Supreme Court handed down a decision that acknowledges for the first time India's large population of eunuchs and transvestites.

All Things Considered

Risks Of Popular Anxiety Drugs Often Overshadowed

Benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S. Patients and addicts often mix them with prescription painkillers — sometimes to deadly effect.

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Sending Money On An Overseas Round Trip To Avoid Taxes

Some investors avoid paying taxes in a move called round-tripping — shifting money offshore, then investing it in U.S. stocks or bonds. A study estimates it costs the U.S. billions in lost revenues.

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Ukraine's Army Launches Campaign Against Eastern Militants

Ukraine's army began a "special operation" in the east of the country Tuesday, moving against pro-Russian militants who are occupying government offices across the region.

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Boston Mourns A Tragic Anniversary With Voices Of Victims

One year has passed since bombs rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The city honored victims of the tragedy Tuesday with a tribute, including speeches from three of the victims themselves.

Hobey Baker: A Hockey Legend Lost Too Soon

April 12, 2014
Hobey Baker (center) and his Princeton Hockey teammates. ()

Before Babe Ruth or Michael Jordan, America’s favorite athlete was hockey player Hobey Baker. John Weber looks into Baker’s life and the award which is named for him.

Music On Only A Game

April 12, 2014
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Only A Game’s Gary Waleik tees up another Zambonis tune and some other stuff, too.

Renee Graham On Tribute Albums

April 11, 2014
Here & Now pop culture critic Renee Graham recommends the tribute albums "Looking Into You," "ReFried Mac" and "Foreverly."

The release of “Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne” got our pop culture critic thinking about tribute albums.

DJ Sessions: ‘Vibey’ And Melodic With Anthony Valadez

April 10, 2014
Brooklyn electro-soul duo Denitia and Sene are among the artists KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez introduces us to in the latest installment of Here & Now DJ Sessions. (Mats Bakken)

From electro-soul duo Denitia and Sene to jazz trio BadBadNotGood, you might want to roll down your car window and drive.

Ukulele Sensation Jake Shimabukuro

April 9, 2014
Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro performs in the Here & Now studios. (Jesse Costa/Here & Now)

The Honolulu native performs several songs in-studio and explains why everyone should play ukulele.

Music On Only A Game

April 5, 2014
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Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists the hits that barely fit.

A Visit With Renowned Composer John Harbison

April 4, 2014
John Harbison is pictured at his home in Cambridge, Mass. (Robin Young/Here & Now)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer and pianist discusses his interpretations of American popular songs.

In Colorado, A Collaboration Of Music And Sports

April 4, 2014
Charles Denler performs a piano rendition of "Take the Field," the theme music he composed for the Colorado Rockies. The baseball team will debut the piece during its home opener on April 14. (Corey H. Jones/Colorado Public Radio)

The Colorado Rockies MLB team has commissioned the Colorado Symphony to compose the team’s own original theme music.

Music From The Show

April 3, 2014

From Nirvana to Moby.

Looking At The Legacy Of Kurt Cobain

April 3, 2014
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana during the taping of MTV Unplugged at Sony Studios in New York City, November 18, 1993. On the 20 year anniversary of Cobain's death and with Nirvana about to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we look back on Cobain's lasting legacy. (Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

It’s been 20 years since the Nirvana frontman committed suicide. Cobain biographer Charles R. Cross joins us to look at his legacy.

Remembering Marvin Gaye

April 2, 2014
Marvin Gaye is pictured in 1974. (Wikimedia Commons)

It was 30 years ago this week that the singer-songwriter was fatally shot by his father, a day before his 45th birthday.

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