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The singer-songwriter usually follows in the story-song tradition of his forebears Townes Van Zant and Guy Clark. But in Happy Prisoner he brings enthusiastic curiosity to covers of bluegrass greats.
Two counties remain under a state of emergency after a train carrying oil derailed on Monday. Dozens of residents around Armstrong Creek evacuated after several rail cars caught fire next to a river.
Authorities are investigating what caused a freight train hauling crude oil to derail and explode into flames. The rail cars that ruptured were newer tankers designed to be more puncture resistant.
Iran marked the anniversary of its revolution last week, and it opened an international tourism exhibition. Iran wants to welcome more tourists, a challenge for a country that's wary of outsiders.
Savor fish are a staple for penguins. Researchers say the birds' ability to taste umami disappeared more than 20 million years ago.
Applications for expanded deportation protections are on hold temporarily while the White House appeals a federal court ruling. Some states challenged the executive actions that extended protections.