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Blaine Lotz of Edna, Kan., is this year's winner of the prestigious World Li...
Auctioneering runs in Blaine Lotz's blood; he says he was "pretty near born in a livestock market." Now, he's won the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship — the Super Bowl of auctioneering.
On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces broke a nearly 80-day siege by the Islamic State on the town of Amerli, where residents now have enough food and water for the first time in weeks.
Ty Segall's latest album is Manipulator....
The garage rocker performs stripped-down versions of songs from his new album, Manipulator, and tells NPR's Arun Rath why the new songs are less rough around the edges than some of his earlier work.
A Sri Lankan beachgoer walks during sunset in Colombo on Jan. 30, 2014....
In her new novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, Sri Lankan-American author Nayomi Munaweera shows the decades-long Sri Lankan civil war from the perspective of two girls who witness the horror.