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A demonstrator confronts riot policemen during an anti-government protest in Caracas, Venezuela's capital, on Feb. 22. Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels

U.S. Has Little Leverage To Stop Political Violence In Venezuela

The U.S. has wanted better relations with Venezuela, but the new president — like Hugo Chavez before him, say experts — uses the U.S. as a scapegoat to divert attention from domestic problems.

De'angelo Rollins got into a fight with a fellow student at their middle school in Bryan, Texas. He was sent to the principal's office — and, later, adult criminal court. Laura Isensee/KUHF hide caption

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Education

Fed Up With Zero Tolerance, Advocates Push For Change

Studies show that harsh policies, including criminalization, don't help the students who are removed from the classroom — and that schools punish black, Latino and disabled students more harshly.

Benmont Tench has a reputation in rock as the guy you want playing on your album. You Should Be So Lucky is his solo debut. Sam Jones/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Reviews

The Spotlight Shines Bright On A Consummate Sideman's Debut

Benmont Tench has a reputation as the guy you want playing on your album — just ask Tom Petty, Bob Dylan or The Rolling Stones.

Mother Mother Fat Freddy's Drop 0:12

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Audio Pool The Album Leaf 1:29

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Dinosaur Linnea Olsson 0:12

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Poor People of Paris Ray Conniff 0:12

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Community Gold Panda 0:13

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Ecor Rouge Benmont Tench 0:11

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I Love You Sweetheart of All My Dreams Thelonious Monk 0:58

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Yellow Noise Spiro 0:04

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Western Boy Little Comets 1:30

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All For You Haerts 0:18

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You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby Ray Conniff & Billy Butterfield 0:30

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Zidokan Hassan Hakmoun 0:12

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Instrumental DJ Cassidy 1:28

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Rio Ancho [Rumba] Paco de Lucía 0:28

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