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Big Sean: 'I Stuck With My Gut'

"I made a promise to myself," says the Detroit rapper. "I would never ever not follow my heart again. That way if I rise or fall, sink or swim, it's by my own choice and my own decisions."

Britain's Muslims Still Feel The Need To Explain Themselves

Many young Muslims say they feel part of their communities in Britain but have to deal with a range of misconceptions.

Science-Based Artist Gives Celebrity Tortoise A Second Life

Lonesome George was the last surviving member of his species and a conservation icon. When the tortoise died, taxidermist George Dante set out to preserve his body, and his legacy.

Can Family Secrets Make You Sick?

Few doctors — and few patients — realize just how profoundly early abuse, neglect and other childhood traumas can damage an adult's physical health.

Phox: Tiny Desk Concert

The Wisconsin band performs three of its warm, accessible songs in the NPR Music offices.

Revisiting The Pre-WWII Chinese Nightclubs With Author Lisa See

The novel "China Dolls" tells the story of popular Chinese nightclubs in San Francisco in the late 1930s.

Warren Buffett's Letter To Shareholders Only Hints At Successor

There's long been speculation about who will take the reins as CEO of Berkshire Hathaway when Warren Buffett steps down.

Texas Charter Schools Get Creative To Finance Buildings

Laura Isensee of Houston Public Media takes us on a tour of an extreme schoolhouse makeover.

View From The Top: CEO Of The Mayo Clinic

Recently named the number one hospital in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report, we talk with Mayo Clinic CEO, Dr. John Noseworthy.

Collecting Garbage In Mounds Of Snow

Boston trash collectors have struggled to navigate city streets and pick up garbage that may be blocked by or buried in snow.