U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, speaks during a campaign rally in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday. Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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It's All Politics

Bernie Sanders Just Drew A Huge Crowd. How Does It Measure Up?

An estimated 10,000 supporters gathered for the Democratic candidate in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday. But some campaigns are going small on purpose this season.

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends an emergency Parliament session for the government's proposed referendum in Athens on June 27. Petros Karadjias/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Why We Shouldn't Be Surprised By Greece's Impasse With Europe

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was elected on the promise of renegotiating the regimen of austerity imposed on Greece by its creditors. And Europe warned him it expected Greece to repay its debts.

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Jazz Lives At Duke Ellington's Resting Place

During Make Music New York, we asked young jazz musicians to honor their departed elders at a New York cemetery that's more like a hall of fame.

Bianca Medici (left), a corporate recruiter for CDM Media, speaks with job applicants during a Chicago job fair in May. The economy added 223,000 jobs in June, and unemployment fell to its lowest rate since 2008. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.3 Percent, But For The Wrong Reason

The economy keeps adding jobs at a steady pace, including 223,000 in June, but the Labor Department report for last month shows more people are also leaving the labor force and wages are not rising.

On Friday, a Russian Soyuz rocket will send an unmanned cargo ship with more than 3 tons of food, water and fuel for astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Russian Federal Space Agency hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Russian Rocket Poised For Crucial Supply Run To Space Station

After a string of launch failures, NASA says astronauts have just four months of supplies left. A Russian rocket launching early Friday could provide relief.

Police vehicles block off a road near the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. A lockdown is underway at the Navy Yard campus after a report of an incident. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Police Issue 'All Clear' At Washington Navy Yard

Reports of shots being fired brought a swarm of law enforcement personnel, emergency vehicles and reporters to the scene. In 2013, 12 people and the gunman died during a mass shooting there.

Sunni women who fled violence in Iraq's western province of Anbar settle at a mosque in Baghdad in April. Many Sunnis have moved out of areas controlled by the Islamic State, a Sunni extremist group. However, the displaced Sunnis are often treated with suspicion when they move into mostly Shiite areas like Baghdad. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Sunnis Flee The Islamic State, But Still Fall Under Suspicion

The self-declared Islamic State is a Sunni Muslim group, yet many Sunnis have fled areas where ISIS has taken over in Iraq. That doesn't mean Shiites welcome them with open arms.

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Charleston's Black Leaders Want To See Justice As Much As Forgiveness

After the killings in a South Carolina church, victims' families offered the accused shooter forgiveness. While Charleston's leaders have followed suit, some say the compassionate response is premature.

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On Kacey Musgraves' second album, Pageant Material, she follows in the footsteps of several artists who expanded the sometimes-binding roles of women in country music. Kelly Christine Sutton/Courtesy of Mercury Nashville hide caption

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The Record

The Key To Kacey Musgraves' Hard-Won Country: Funny Women

Musgraves sits in a sweet spot where her charm and humor attract traditional country die-hards and pop fans alike. Ann Powers explores other women in country who paved the path.

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First Listen

Listen To The New Album From Veruca Salt, 'Ghost Notes'

On Ghost Notes, its first album in nearly a decade and the first by its original members since 1997, Veruca Salt embraces a throwback sound with obvious joy.

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