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NASA called off today's effort to inflate an expandable module attached to the International Space Station after its first attempt fell flat.

It seems like Claude VonStroke's "Who's Afraid Of Detroit?" was destined to be a community anthem from the get-go — even if the folks it ended up repping weren't the same ones it was written for. I first remember watching it make full impact at a long-defunct Brooklyn club called Studio B in January of 2007, where DFA's Tim Sweeney played it as the last record before handing over the decks to a triumphant DJ set by one of Detroit techno's pre-eminent ambassadors, Carl Craig.

A third of France's gas stations have no fuel to offer drivers. The nation's electricity supply has dropped — though not enough to cause worry, officials say.

Smoke bombs are being tossed on the streets of Le Havre.

But you might have trouble reading about the upheaval over coffee and croissants. There were no newspapers in Paris today, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports.

It's all part of the ongoing dispute between labor groups and the French government over President Francois Hollande's plan to overhaul the country's labor policies.

During a recent speech before the National Rifle Association, Donald Trump was explicit about the voters he's reaching out to: "I will say, my poll numbers with men are through the roof, but I like women more than men. Come on, women. Let's go. Come on."

  Jonna is a radio producer, documentarian, and media artist.  Her feature stories and audio documentaries have aired on WAMU, Marketplace, The World, Living on Earth, and Virginia Public Radio, among others.  She also produces nonfiction films and installations using ethnography, archival research, and collaboration as part of her process.  A Maryland native, Jonna is a graduate of Bowdoin College and holds an MFA from Duke University.

Stella Chávez is KERA’s education reporter/blogger. Her journalism roots run deep: She spent a decade and a half in newspapers – including seven years at The Dallas Morning News, where she covered education and won the Livingston Award for National Reporting, which is given annually to the best journalists across the country under age 35.

The anti-heroic American landscape is cluttered with men moving around. John Updike's Rabbit Angstrom burns down the turnpikes in his shiny American car; John Cheever's Neddy Merrill "swims the county" in his Northeastern suburb, making his way from swimming pool to swimming pool. These embodiments of postwar anomie were soon joined by a cinematic horde: motorcycle hippies, hitchhikers, criminals and others who took the stories of lost boys nationwide.

Xenia Rubinos arrives without exaggerated hype, but with the kind of artistic vision that sneaks up on you. Her first release came to me from within a big stack of CDs I'd picked up at a Latin Alternative music gathering in New York, and it was clear to me from the first listen that Rubinos heard things differently. Her choice of instruments, sound structure and lyrics all pointed to an artist who, if not fully developed, stood out from the crowd.

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