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Jessica Cleaves: A Silky, Soulful — And Funky — Voice Goes Silent

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 7:23pm

Cleaves' rich, dreamy alto was transformed later in her career when she sang with George Clinton and Parliment Funkadelic. Clinton wrote on her memorial website, "It was an honor to funk with you."

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Obama Uses Cinco De Mayo To Push Immigration Bill

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 6:23pm

Obama uses Cinco de Mayo to push immigration bill

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Judge Sentences 2 Chainz To Drug Diversion Program

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 6:03pm

Judge sentences 2 Chainz to drug diversion program

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New McConnell Ad Looks To November

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 5:53pm

New McConnell ad looks to November

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Ohio Kidnapping Survivors Say They're Thriving

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 5:53pm

Ohio kidnapping survivors say they're thriving

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Vatican Tells U.N. Committee That Abuse Claims Have Dropped

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 5:52pm

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi said there had been a "stabilization and even decline of cases of pedophilia."

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76ers Guard Carter-Williams Wins Rookie Of Year

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 5:43pm

76ers guard Carter-Williams wins Rookie of Year

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Fox Orders 'Gotham' With McKenzie, Pinkett Smith

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 5:43pm

Fox orders 'Gotham' with McKenzie, Pinkett Smith

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Prosecutor Blasts Judge's Handling Of Rape Case

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 5:43pm

Prosecutor blasts judge's handling of rape case

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Craig Robinson Fired By Oregon State

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:33pm

Craig Robinson fired by Oregon State

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Liverpool Title Hopes Crumble In 3-3 Tie At Palace

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:33pm

Liverpool title hopes crumble in 3-3 tie at Palace

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Virginia Mom Recounts Learning Of Son's Death

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:33pm

Virginia mom recounts learning of son's death

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Pipeline Backers, Opponents Jockey Ahead Of Vote

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:33pm

Pipeline backers, opponents jockey ahead of vote

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Stars Of Hollywood, Fashion Converge At Met Gala

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:23pm

Stars of Hollywood, fashion converge at Met gala

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Coke, Pepsi Dropping 'BVO' From All Drinks

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:23pm

Coke, Pepsi dropping 'BVO' from all drinks

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Police: Singer McCreery Victim Of Home Invasion

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:13pm

Police: Singer McCreery victim of home invasion

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Moldova Puts Borders On Alert Amid Ukraine Unrest

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:13pm

Moldova puts borders on alert amid Ukraine unrest

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World Cafe Next: Sonny Knight

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:10pm

"These are dreams that I had forgotten. Only now that they are starting to come true do I remember that I had them at all." These words are from Sonny Knight, who re-energized his soul-singing career.

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Sinn Fein Leader's Questioning Dredges Memories Of 'Troubles'

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 3:25pm

Gerry Adams, a leader of Sinn Fein, was questioned in Northern Ireland in connection with an infamous murder 42 years ago. The investigation threatens to impact the fragile peace agreement there.

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Max Planck Goes To Florida, Invites Brain Scientists To Join

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 3:25pm

Germany's famous Max Planck Society has opened a brain research institute in Jupiter, Fla. It's another move in the international competition to attract the best brain researchers.

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