Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) made the acquaintance of Henry Talbot (Matthew Goode) on the season finale of Downton Abbey. Nick Briggs/Carnival Films 2014 for MASTERPIECE hide caption

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'Downton' Wraps Another Season Of Marriage And (Sigh) Muuuuuurder!

The fifth season of Downton Abbey, like all of its seasons, certainly wasn't perfect and had way too much murder. On the whole, though: pretty good.

Lincoln has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in revitalizing its downtown, a historic area called Haymarket, to create a more culturally vibrant urban center that is helping the city keep and attract young adults. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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U.S.

A Nearly Recession-Proof City Is Not Slowing Down

The unemployment rate in Lincoln, Neb., is one of lowest in the U.S., thanks to a well-educated workforce. The focus now is on finding workers and keeping young people from leaving.

A cellphone video captured the deadly struggle between Los Angeles police officers and a man on a city sidewalk (in background). Seconds after this image appears in the video, shots were fired that killed the man, a robbery suspect. Anthony Blackburn/Facebook hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Video Shows LA Police Shot And Killed Man On Sidewalk

The LAPD says a Taser did not subdue the man, who was struggling with officers on the ground when he was shot to death. Police say the man tried to grab an officer's gun.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Netanyahu: U.S., Israel Agree On No Nukes For Iran, Split On How To Get There

But, the Israeli premier told AIPAC, reports of a decline in ties between the allies were "not only premature, they're just wrong." The remarks come amid tensions between the countries.

Freedom House paramedics, who first were deployed in the 1960s, provided a crucial service for Pittsburgh residents. The program became a national model for emergency medical transport and care. Courtesy of University of Pittsburgh hide caption

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Code Switch

How Pittsburgh's Freedom House Pioneered Paramedic Treatment WESA

The groundbreaking ambulance service was created in the 1960s as the city struggled with racial tensions and poor medical transport. It trained African-American men to provide crucial emergency care.

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Law

Supreme Court To Weigh Power Of Redistricting Commissions

Although the court has viewed gerrymandering of legislative districts as a practice that deprives citizens of fair representation, it's also thrown up its hands when it comes to policing the practice.

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Music

Young Rock Stars Love Led Zeppelin, And Jimmy Page Loves Them

Diane Downs teaches music to the Louisville Leopard Percussionists in Kentucky. She says she hopes the kids feel like rock stars now that a video of their Led Zeppelin medley went viral on YouTube.

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