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The New Sound Of Young Nashville: 3 Country Artists To Watch

Steelism is the duo of Jeremy Fetzer (left) and Spencer Cullum. Their debut full-length, 615 to Fame, will be out in September 2014. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Lists

The New Sound Of Young Nashville: 3 Country Artists To Watch

Ann Powers says Music City has never been more bohemian — and that's one reason why, alongside the glitz of mainstream country, the underground side of American roots music is booming there.

In Texas, Obama Sets Stage To Answer 'Do-Nothing' Congress

Speaking about the need for congressional action on immigration, President Barack Obama told a crowd at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas Thursday, that he would "love it if the Republicans did stuff to." hide caption

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It's All Politics

In Texas, Obama Sets Stage To Answer 'Do-Nothing' Congress

President Obama knows he's unlikely to get support from Texas' predominantly Republican congressional delegation, but being rebuffed will make it easier for him to shift blame to the GOP.

A Growing Number Of Veterans Struggle To Quit Powerful Painkillers

Bryan McDonel and his father, Mike, both served multiple tours in Iraq with the National Guard. Bryan was first prescribed painkillers before his deployment, and his dependence on medication prompted a downward spiral. hide caption

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Shots - Health News

A Growing Number Of Veterans Struggle To Quit Powerful Painkillers

Service members are prescribed narcotic painkillers three times as often as civilians. For some vets, dependence on those pills becomes a bigger problem than their original ailment.

This Fine Wine Made At An Italian Penal Colony Is No 2-Buck Chuck

Marquise Lamberto Frescobaldi (Right), a member of the winemakers family of the finest wine in Tuscany, talks with two prisoners Brian Baldissin (Left) and Francesco Papa at his vineyard in Gorgona island June 11, 2013. hide caption

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The Salt

This Fine Wine Made At An Italian Penal Colony Is No 2-Buck Chuck

Off the coast of Tuscany, prisoners serving the end of their sentences are learning to make wine from a 30th-generation winemaker. It's a unique approach to rehabilitation that seems to be working.

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