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Imagining The Power Of Edouard Manet's 'Very Active Muse'

Maureen Gibbon's new novel, Paris Red, delves into the life of Victorine Meurent, Manet's favorite model and the central figure in some of his most famous paintings.

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Who, Or What, Crashed The Market In A Flash In 2010?

The cause of Wall Street's flash crash has been debated ever since it happened. Officials arrested a lone trader working in his parents' London home, but some question whether he was really to blame.

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There's A Sad Reason 'Migrants,' Not 'Immigrants,' Is The Word Being Used

Hundreds of people died this month when an overloaded ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea. They were on the move, but never reached their destinations.

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'I Lost A Hand And This Is Workman's Comp. ... I Didn't Lose A Hook!'

Dennis Whedbee's experience illustrates the trade-offs for injured workers as states and insurance carriers seek to trim workers' comp by gaining more control over treatment decisions.

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Kansas City Royals Break Bad: The Week In Sports

The first rounds of NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing. NPR's Scott Simon gets an update from ESPN.com's Howard Bryant.

Weekend Edition Saturday

To West Baltimoreans, 'The Largest Gang Is The ... Police'

NPR's Scott Simon takes a walk through the neighborhoods of West Baltimore to talk with residents in the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody.

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'Save Us, Save Us': A Poem For The Migrants Lost At Sea

We asked poet Craig Morgan Teicher to find a poem to illuminate a recent news event. He says the capsized boat in the Mediterranean Sea made him think of Derek Mahon's "A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford."

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Pulitzer-Winning Reporter Finds A Better Life In PR

Rob Kuznia was one of three journalists at an LA paper to win a 2014 Pulitzer Prize. But days after he finished the winning project, he quit journalism altogether. Kuznia tells NPR's Scott Simon why.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Protesters Plan To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Saturday

Demonstrations continue in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. State troopers have been brought in to help control crowds. Gray will be laid to rest on Monday.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Powerful Quake Hits Nepal; Death Toll Rising

An estimated 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday. It's being described as the strongest to hit the country in 81 years. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Kunda Dixit, editor at the Nepali Times.

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Patti Reagan: Hinkley Still Capable Of Violence

Doctors are recommending that the man who shot President Reagan, be released from a mental hospital. Patti Reagan Davis, the former president's daughter, tells NPR's Scott Simon she disagrees.

Weekend Edition Saturday

International Guard: How The Vietnam War Changed Guard Service

During the war, young men often tried to join the National Guard to avoid being sent overseas. But that war changed the nature of the guard — paving the way for today's deployments abroad.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Flood Of Desperate Refugees Tests Spaniards' Tolerance

Arab and African migrants are landing on Spain's coast in a region with a 34 percent unemployment. That's created friction and prompted a debate about how best to help them.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Colleen: For The First Time, A Hypnotic Composer Sings

The French musician Colleen has added lyrics to her music after more than 10 years of being strictly instrumental.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Roomful Of Teeth: A Vocal Group That's 'A Band, Not A Choir'

On the eclectic group's new album, Render, eight distinct voices assemble in a way that's hardly choral, according to artistic director Brad Wells and founding member Caroline Shaw.

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