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Daniel Genis, son of Soviet emigre Alexander Genis, served 10 years in priso...
Daniel Genis, son of Soviet emigre writer Alexander Genis, served 10 years for armed robbery. The crimes fueled his heroin addiction. "It was so obvious I didn't fit in," he says.
Malaby has merged his two trios — with a cello and a tuba — into a quartet called Tubacello. Their new album is Scorpion Eater. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead says he hopes to hear from them again.
The price of oil has plummeted as a glut of crude sits idle in tankers and in storage. And more oil could be on the way if a nuclear deal removes the caps on Iranian oil exports.
Does Spring Break cause an increase in traffic fatalities? There's new research that may give parents and students pause.
Benjamin Netanyahu's center-right Likud party has won at least a five-seat victory over its principal rival, the center-left Zionist Union. If he succeeds in forming a coalition government, Netanyahu would begin a historic fourth term as prime minister of Israel.
House Republicans unveiled their version of a budget for the coming year, and it's already running into trouble over military spending. Republicans who back a bigger defense budget are rebelling against their own leadership and say they're ready to vote against the entire budget.