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The Violence In Gaza, Through The Lens Of One Family's Losses

The Gaza Strip has sustained more than 1,500 Israeli airstrikes. A family with no apparent ties to Hamas lost one of two sons last week; the mother and father died in similar attacks six years ago.

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A Sax Trio Taps Tradition While Thriving In The Present

On an assured debut, Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio pivots from jazz's bygone eras into the hyperlinked modern age and back again.

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A Peacock Murder Mystery: (Pea)Fowl Play In California

The boisterous birds are a familiar sight in an upscale community near LA, but in recent years they've become a source of conflict. Now, someone is killing them — 20 in the past six months alone.

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