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In these days of social unrest and uprising, Joan Osborne is releasing her most political album, "Trouble And Strife."

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In front of the Supreme Court last night, an impromptu vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg adds another loss to a year that has already seen so many. 2020 has brought illness, isolation, financial struggles, and overwhelming fear. It's often felt like the hardest year many of us have ever known. And it's still months from being over.

But this weekend also begins 5781: it's Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. And that number – 5781 – may remind us that humanity has suffered other plagues, famines, losses, wars and disasters for centuries before 2020.

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Twin sisters from Ethiopia opened a restaurant in Washington, D.C., that turned into a jazz club, attracting national acts. More than 30 years later, Twins Jazz is closing down, another small business victim of the pandemic. NPR's Andrew Limbong reports.

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You think you need a haircut? In Red Castle, Australia, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals recently came upon a shaggy sheep roaming the Victorian countryside.

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