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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with author Brandon Taylor about his debut novel Real Life, inspired by his own experience as a black, queer student in a graduate science program.

Israeli settlers and Palestinians take a look at what it could mean to them if the U.S. peace proposal ends up making settlements in the occupied West Bank permanent.

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Aya Gruber, a former defense lawyer who teaches at the University of Colorado, about why the criminal case against Harvey Weinstein in New York is risky for prosecutors.

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Finding child care for infants and toddlers is nearly impossible in northern Michigan. 


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Government Contracting Disparities Hurting Minority Businesses

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On Valentine's Day, Huey Lewis and The News released Weather — what might be the last album in a career that has spanned four decades. That's because the band's frontman and namesake can no longer hear his own music as it sounds.

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For years now, more and more people have been embracing their natural hair. They're choosing to let it curl rather than straightening it with heat and chemicals. And if you're part of the curly hair community, you know this natural hair movement runs deep.

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And finally today, I'm sure many of you remember this song.

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HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS: (Singing) That's the power of love. That's the power of love.

FADEL: "The Power Of Love" helped make Huey Lewis and the News one of the most iconic musical acts of the 1980s. Now they're back with a new album, "Weather," the band's first album of original songs in nearly 20 years.

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Valentine's Day is one of the busiest days of the year for those who work in restaurants. It's also a day that many in the industry love to hate.

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In Kenya today, some men are boycotting Valentine's Day and going instead to men's empowerment conferences. NPR's Eyder Peralta joined me earlier from Nairobi with some of the attendees.

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Chunlin Leonhard spends most of her time alone in her room at a hotel at the Travis Air Force Base in California, anxiously reading the latest news about the coronavirus outbreak in China.

"I'm doing about as well as can be hoped for under the circumstances," Leonhard, 55, a New Orleans law professor, says during an interview over Skype.

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Scientists can get very excited about what they study, and that means they can be pretty jazzed when what they study gets turned into one of the official emojis of the world and enters our shared visual language.

But sometimes that enthusiasm is tempered by more complex feelings, which is the case with some of the latest emojis that are about to hit our smartphones.

Consider the "rock" emoji.

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In New Hampshire, polls are starting to close in the first primary election of 2020. And to get an early look on how the race is shaking out, we're joined by NPR senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro. Welcome back.

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Two historic bonsai trees have been stolen, and the Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way, Wash., is putting out a call to get them back.

"These are priceless treasures that belong to our community. And their stories deserve to be preserved and shared broadly," museum Executive Director Kathy McCabe tells NPR. "So please bring them back."

Around 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, two thieves forced their way into the public display of the museum and made off with two roughly 50-pound bonsai: a Japanese black pine and a silverberry.

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