Shamir is one of the artists featured in this year's Austin100, a round-up of bands to look for at SXSW 2015. Ruvan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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SXSW Music Festival

Don Your Headphones, And Listen To Our 100 Favorites At SXSW

Each year, we wade through thousands of songs to pick our favorite 100 bands playing at the South by Southwest music festival. We call our playlist the Austin 100 — and it's ready now for your listening pleasure.

Former CIA Director and retired four-star Gen. David Petraeus makes his first public speech since resigning as CIA director. He spoke at the University of Southern California on March 26, 2013. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

David Petraeus Reaches Plea Deal With Justice Department

Former CIA Director and retired Gen. Petraeus, whose military career has been overshadowed by the charge that he provided classified data to his former lover, will avoid a trial by pleading guilty to a misdemeanor.

People view a memorial to a man killed by police on Skid Row in Los Angeles. The police say two officers who were at the scene were wearing body cameras. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

LAPD Shooting Update: 2 Body Cameras And A Gun Malfunction

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck are calling for calm and patience, as three investigations are underway into the police killing of a homeless man Sunday.

Three years ago, Air Force veteran Sara Creech quit her job as a nurse and bought a 43-acre farm in North Salem, Ind. She named her farm Blue Yonder Organic. John Wendle for Harvest Public Media hide caption

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The Salt

From War To Plow: Why USDA Wants Veterans To Take Up Farming

Sara Creech's nursing career fell apart after she returned from Iraq with PTSD. She found purpose - and a new path - on the farm. Now, the USDA is giving veterans like her more financial support.

A Lego model of All Souls Church rests on the altar, which was retained when the Bolton, England, church was renovated into an interfaith community center. The model was built by children taking part in an after-school program there. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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In English Town, Muslims Lead Effort To Create Interfaith Haven

A disused church in the northern English town of Bolton has been transformed into a community center where all are welcome. It's the product of years of effort and difficult discussions.

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