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Songs We Love: Half Waif, 'Frost Burn'

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 8:59am

In a shimmering slice of indie pop, Nandi Rose Plunkett reflects on the idea that our geography cannot change our history; we carry our demons with us wherever we go.

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Tenn. Governor Seeks Free Community College For All Adults

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 8:52am

The idea got a standing ovation at the governor's State of the State address last night, with Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh saying, "Actually I had hoped that we would do that earlier."

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John Wetton Of King Crimson And Asia Dies At 67

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 8:29am

The prog-rock singer, bassist and songwriter's death was announced Tuesday in a message from his former Asia bandmate Carl Palmer.

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Bob Dylan's New Triple Album Reimagines The Classics

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 8:22am

Bob Dylan continues his love for the Great American Songbook with a new album of classic songs called Triplicate. Listen to him singing "I Could Have Told You," first recorded by Sinatra in 1954.

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Song Premiere: Nick Hakim, 'Bet She Looks Like You'

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 8:06am

The young, gifted soul singer, who caught our attention two years ago with a pair of EPs, returns with the lead single from his forthcoming full-length, Green Twins.

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Taking Stock In The Search For Aliens

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 6:42am

We need to get past "the giggle factor" when thinking about life, including intelligent life, on other worlds — but if it's out there, the search will take time, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Trump Set To Announce Supreme Court Nominee

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 6:26am

The president has moved up his Supreme Court nominee announcement to Tuesday. He is expected to choose from one of three judges, any of whom would be a socially conservative voice on the court.

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White House Says Obama's Order On LGBTQ Rights Will Stay In Effect

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 6:01am

President Trump "is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community," the White House says.

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Fact Or Fiction? Even When It Comes To Food, It's Hard To Tell With Rasputin

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 6:00am

Worshipful female followers fought for the Mad Monk's leftover bread crusts. His infamous sweet tooth led to his death. Or did it? A century later, rumors about Russia's czarina whisperer still swirl.

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Mysterious Food Thrower Strikes In Gloucestershire, England

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 5:40am

A woman was jogging when she was struck by a potato and a person dodged a flying turnip from a passing car. In another incident, a driver targeted a pedestrian by throwing an avocado.

Before Super Bowl Sunday, Bookmakers Gear Up

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 5:00am

If you want to bet on the Super Bowl but aren't sure which team to pick, no problem. For example: You can bet on the opening coin toss or what color of Gatorade will be dumped on the winning coach.




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