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Lisa-Kaindé Díaz and Naomi Díaz, the French-Cuban twins who make up Ibeyi, have a knack for blending disparate sounds together.

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It is Nobel Prize week. And so far, Nobels have been handed out in physics and medicine. Today it's chemistry.

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The tragedy in Las Vegas has quickly led to a familiar routine here in Washington, with politicians on each side calling out their entrenched positions. Here's House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican, followed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat.

The State Department is ordering the Cuban embassy in Washington to downsize, expelling 15 Cuban officials. They have 7 days to leave.

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Now throughout today's program, we're recalling some of the victims of the shooting. NPR's Ina Jaffe has been learning about some of them. And Ina, would you tell us about the next one, Charleston Hartfield?

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I want to bring in NPR's Leila Fadel, who is on the line from Las Vegas this morning. She has been following all the developments. And, Leila, what is the latest in terms of who carried this out and what the authorities know at this point?

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In the years after 9/11, as we were saying, security experts spun out a nightmare scenario. They warned that scenes of ordinary life were vulnerable - nightclubs, shopping malls, the Las Vegas Strip.

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U.S. Army Lieutenant General Jeffrey Buchanan is on the line to talk about Puerto Rico. He is leading the U.S. military's recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He's in San Juan, and he's on the line. General, good morning.

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