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The Grammy Award-winning singer said, "I just kinda always wanted to see what it would be like to sing for money on the streets." For whatever reason, she didn't get much cash dropped into her hat.
Gas prices are plunging and before it's all over, some experts say Americans will be paying a $1 a gallon less than a few months ago. That could mean $1,000 more per household in extra spending money.
To examine the turn global stock markets took this week, Linda Wertheimer talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a Wall Street Journal contributor.
The Los Angeles schools superintendent is stepping down. John Deasy's resignation follows a contracting scandal that put him on the defensive. He talks to Steve Inskeep about why he resigned.
The San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Thursday to advance to the championship. The day before, the Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles to win their series slot.
Militants from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, control about 80 percent of Iraq's Anbar Province. Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey says ISIS could eventually shell Baghdad Airport.