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For the past week, American warplanes and drones have been attacking militants from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, in the Sinjar region of northern Iraq. The U.S. is working to prevent the...
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The entry to Graceland Too, like the rest of the house, is jampacked with El...
Holly Springs, Miss., is a postcard antebellum Southern town. The official motto is "All Kinds of Character." Newspaper reporter Sue Watson says locals put it differently."We say, 'Holly Springs, All...
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After a hiring freeze caused by a budget crisis, New Orleans is now struggli...
New Orleans is still reeling from another spate of violence last weekend, when five people were killed by gunfire and 11 wounded, including two toddlers. The city has launched high-profile campaigns...
Syfy's Wizard Wars is a reality series featuring a new team of magicians eac...
Reality TV seems to have a competition for everything these days: singing, dancing, cupcake-baking — and now magic.This week, SyFy launches Wizard Wars, where magicians do their best to wow a panel...
Aaron Freeman, formerly known as Gene Ween, released the debut record with h...
Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo grew up in New Hope, Pa. and quickly became friends, bonding over their love of music one day in the eighth grade. "I remember going to his house and he was...
Ferguson residents pass out "I heart Ferg" yard signs at a local coffee shop...
On a quiet morning after another difficult night in Ferguson, businesses along the streets put up signs in their windows reading "I Heart Ferg." Former Mayor Brian Fletcher is passing out more."We're...
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Judy Melinek trained as a surgeon, and she originally focused on saving the lives of the sick. But after one too many 36-hour shifts, she collapsed from exhaustion. Disillusioned with the surgeon's...