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Jazz saxophonist Coleman, who is now 80, rarely makes records any more. In New Vocabulary, he joins up trumpet and drums — and peppers his solos with his signature catchy and earthy pet phrases.
A panel of top nutrition experts is recommending that Americans adopt a more plant-based diet and eat less meat and sugar. The panel also weighed-in on cholesterol and caffeine.
The race comes amid big rules changes on the track, and plenty of personal drama off the track. David Greene talks to lead NASCAR writer Nate Ryan, who is covering the race.
McFarland USA is an apologetically inspirational Disney sports movie. Kevin Costner plays a coach who starts a high school cross-country team of Mexican-American kids in California's Central Valley.
Mosul is Iraq's second-largest city, and it has been under the control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, since June. The effort to force ISIS out could begin as early as April.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been holding talks with lawyers representing Superstorm Sandy victims who say insurance claims fraud cheated them out of tens of thousands of dollars.