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Why The Villages Are Losing Their Young Men

The young people say 'Beugue tekki.' I want to become someone. That's a key reason that hundreds of men from Senegal head for Europe despite the risks.

We Found Joy: An Addict Struggles To Get Treatment

A year ago, NPR's Kelly McEvers went to rural Indiana and talked with drug addicts at the center of an opioid and HIV epidemic. She returned and found Joy, a nurse who lost everything.

It's Time! 17-Year Cicadas Are About To Emerge

Brood V cicadas will soon come out in parts of Ohio, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

One Breast Cancer Advocate On Why She Hates Fundraising Walks

Karuna Jaggar, who runs a breast cancer organization, expresses her concerns about the impact of large-scale fundraising walks.

Zimbabwe Prints Money To Ease Cash Shortage

Zimbabwe's central bank will print its own version of the U.S. dollar in order to combat a cash shortage.

Sitar Player Anoushka Shankar's New Album Responds To Refugee Crisis

Shankar said she decided to focus her new album, titled "Land of Gold," on the refugee crisis.

Army Captain Sues Obama Over ISIS Fight

Capt. Nathan Michael Smith claims President Obama does not have the legal authority to wage war against ISIS because Congress hasn't authorized it.

Trump's Challenge In Uniting The GOP

Trump is now the apparent Republican candidate, but he needs to unite the Republican party behind him.

Late Night Hosts Lampoon Presidential Candidates

NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans discusses the role late night comedy plays in elections.

Throwback Thursday: When Thom Yorke Played Guest DJ

For Throwback Thursday, we revisit a 2008 conversation between Bob Boilen and Radiohead's Thom Yorke. Thom talks about In Rainbows, how he discovers new music and some of his favorite artists.