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Four of the most-nominated artists at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards — (from left to right) Billie Eilish, Lizzo Lil Nas X, and Finneas O'Connell — pose in the audience during the broadcast. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy hide caption

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The 2020 Grammys: How Much Weight Can One Awards Show Carry?

In a ceremony that front-loaded performances by women and black artists, mixed messages sparked both cynicism and cautious hope.

"It's thrilling to see Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson's exceptional work recognized by the Caldecott, Newbery, and Coretta Scott King Book Award committees," Cat Onder, senior vice president and publisher of HMH Books for Young Readers, tells NPR of The Undefeated. Kadir Nelson/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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'The Undefeated' Wins Caldecott Medal, While 'New Kid' Picks Up Newbery

Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson's book won the Caldecott, the top prize for picture books, and Jerry Craft's novel won the Newbery for kids' books.

Auschwitz survivor Alina Dabrowska, 96, shows her Auschwitz prisoner number tattoo at her home in Warsaw. She was sent to Auschwitz after she was caught by the Nazis helping the allied forces in German-occupied Poland during World War II. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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75 Years After Auschwitz Liberation, Survivors Urge World To Remember

"This is not an anthropological discovery of 'Oh, people 75 years ago were able to do something like this,'" says a longtime guide at the Auschwitz museum. "They [still] are able to do it. ... And people still hate each other."

75 Years After Auschwitz Liberation, Survivors Urge World To Remember

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Mortar Attack Damages Part of U.S. Embassy Compound In Baghdad

"This is a fairly regular occurrence, small rocket attacks or mortars fired into the Green Zone, but they very rarely actually hit the embassy. This one did," NPR's Jane Arraf reports.

Mortar Attack Damages Part of U.S. Embassy Compound In Baghdad

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Tyler Childers Is Passionate About The Country Music Tradition

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Though his music is sometimes called Americana, Tyler Childers rejects that label. "I don't know what it's called, but I've been calling it country," he says in this session.

Tyler Childers On World Cafe

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After Contentious Interview, Pompeo Publicly Accuses NPR Journalist Of Lying To Him

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued an angry salvo on Saturday against Mary Louise Kelly, co-host of NPR's "All Things Considered." Kelly disputes his charges and NPR stands by her reporting.

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When Insurance Won't Cover Drugs, Americans Make 'Tough Choices' About Their Health

With drug costs on the rise — and insurers refusing to cover some prescriptions — even patients with insurance can find themselves facing high out-of-pocket costs or going without.

When Insurance Won't Cover Drugs, Americans Make 'Tough Choices' About Their Health

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