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A few months before his death, Colin Powell spoke with Bob Woodward of The Washington Post about his health.

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The Department of Education knows it has a big problem on its hands. Many children in America have been struggling with mental health, and the pandemic has made things much worse.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Suppose you're in heavy traffic, you blow your horn, and it sounds like this.

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Oh, my goodness. Just think of all the things the pandemic has made it harder to do. One of them is karaoke.

VICKI HOWLETT: It's so fun to sing and make a fool of yourself and feel like a rock star, and you don't need to be good at singing.

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Reflecting on Colin Powell's legacy

Oct 18, 2021

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Good morning. I'm Scott Detrow. Chicago has a title again.

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UNIDENTIFIED ANNOUNCER: The Chicago Sky are WNBA champions.

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We have news from France from the year 1386. That's when a man accused of a horrific crime was sentenced to a trial by combat.

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A lawmaker from the U.K.'s ruling Conservative Party has died after being attacked today. He was stabbed during a public meeting with his constituents in Southend-on-Sea in the southeast of England. And NPR's London correspondent Frank Langfitt is on this story. Frank, hi.

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Good morning. I'm A Martinez.

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Grete Bergman had long wanted to get traditional facial markings, a practice for Indigenous women in Alaska that European settlers tried to extinguish.

But in 2016, Bergman became one of the first among the Gwich'in Nation — First Nations peoples whose homelands stretch from northeast Alaska to northwest Canada — to get tattooed, in a return to a centuries-old tradition.

"My dad would have hated it," Bergman said. "He would have looked at me and he would have said, 'What the hell you do that for?' "

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Remembering Irish Musician Paddy Moloney

Oct 14, 2021

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Let's now remember someone we lost as the week began - the front frontman for the Irish band The Chieftains, Paddy Moloney.

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