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The sounds after the storm

Need to Know spoke with three leading jazz thinkers about how Katrina and its aftermath have reshaped New Orleans’ music community.

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Next Week’s News with Andy Borowitz

Next Week’s News with Andy Borowitz, in which the problems of healthcare and airport security are solved in one fell swoop.

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  A talk with Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton spoke with Need to Know’s Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham about what he feels Americans need to know about their role in the world. Here is an extended version of that conversation.

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Songs mom will love

Heather Armstrong compiles the perfect Mother’s Day playlist.

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The British election aftermath

Jonathan Hopkin of the London School of Economics shares his thoughts on what the election results mean for the next U.K. government.

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  Forbidden fruit

Three things you need to know about the iPhone affair.

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After the earthquake, detective work

Thousands of children have been orphaned since the earthquake in Haiti. Some groups are trying to reunite them with their families.

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Déjà vu in Britain on eve of election

Economic crisis, an ‘American style’ campaign, and even a third-party hopeful. It all seems so familiar. A veteran journalist recalls an early bout of personality politics in the U.K.

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Word to your mother

Why do so many moms love to blog? For Melissa Chapman, it’s all about sharing and community.