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Sixteen-year old high school student Emma Stevens sung a beautiful version of The Beatles’ “Blackbird” in her native Mi’kmaq, to raise awareness of indigenous languages and culture. Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks to Stevens and Katani Julian, who translated the song, about the experience.

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More than 1,000 victims of the Holocaust were buried Wednesday in Belarus, some 70 years after they were killed in the genocide.

Their bones were unearthed this winter by construction workers as they began to build luxury apartments in the southwestern city of Brest, near Poland.

Soldiers brought in to excavate found undisputed evidence of a mass grave: skulls with bullet holes, shoes and tattered clothing worn on the last day of people's lives.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection briefly shut down its largest migrant processing center in South Texas after 32 migrants became ill with the flu.

Some music is so ingrained in our collective minds that it's easy to forget how game-changing it was. In the late 1960s, a marriage of rock and folk took place and much of the popular music from that union was being made in a single place — Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Heather Williams, an Iran intelligence expert at the Rand Corporation, for context on the current situation between the U.S. and Iran.

A scheduled meeting between President Trump and congressional Democrats blew up Wednesday after Trump walked out of the meeting complaining about Democratic investigations into his administration.

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., the third ranking Democrat in the House, about growing calls for an impeachment inquiry from the House Democratic Caucus.

The investigation into the racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page was inconclusive, but school officials knew of the photo before his election and did not go public.

With presidential candidates skilled at giving less-than-responsive answers to tough questions, some New Hampshire voters are upping their game and learning how ask harder questions.

Democrats on Capitol Hill clashed with the acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Wednesday over the deaths of five migrant children, who died after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Kenneth Feinberg has been called on to tackle the emotionally grueling job of figuring out the monetary value of victims' lives following a slew of tragedies. And now, a federal judge in California has appointed the prominent attorney to do it again.

This time, Feinberg will serve as mediator for court-mandated settlement talks between Bayer and people who say the company's glysophate-based weedkiller, Roundup, gave them cancer, The Associated Press reports.

Remember the planned redesign of the $20 bill that was going to include the first African American woman to appear on U.S. currency?

Well, don't expect to see Harriett Tubman on your $20 any time soon.

Editor's note: Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina died on Tuesday, May 22 after an illness. Perhaps his most acclaimed work was the satiric essay "How To Write About Africa," which we are reprinting.

An investigation into a racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page revealed that the school's top officials were aware of the photo years before it publicly surfaced in February. Campus leaders, including the current and former president, decided not to release the photo, worrying that would create the appearance of trying to influence the election or Gov. Northam.

May 23 is Red Nose Day in the United States.

March 15 was Red Nose Day in the United Kingdom.

Both are charity events involving red foam noses sold as part of fundraising campaigns to fight child poverty around the world.

Surprise medical bills — those unexpected and often pricey bills patients face when they get care from a doctor or hospital that isn't in their insurance network — are the health care problem du jour in Washington, with President Trump and congressional lawmakers from both sides of the aisle calling for action.

During and after the Great Recession, people turned to disability rolls in large numbers to make ends meet. This accelerated what had been going on for a generation, as the federal government's disability insurance program saw steady growth.

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This is FRESH AIR. Tonight, ABC plans to mount a very unusual experiment - a TV special called "Live In Front Of A Studio Audience," in which well-known actors will recreate individual episodes of two vintage sitcoms, using the original scripts, broadcast live. The shows will be drawn from two of the most familiar and successful sitcoms from producer Norman Lear - "All In The Family" and "The Jeffersons." These new versions star Jamie Foxx as George Jefferson and Woody Harrelson as Archie Bunker. Our TV critic David Bianculli has these advanced thoughts.

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