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With Its Eccentric Owner Gone, What To Do With Graceland Too?

The home of Paul MacLeod — with its Elvis shrine and offbeat owner — drew tourists to the postcard town of Holly Springs, Miss. Now, a tragedy has left the town reeling and debating the home's fate.

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In Ferguson, Local Faith Leaders Call For 'Different Dialogue'

Amid ongoing tension over the shooting death of an unarmed teen, churches are telling their parishioners that now is the time for tough conversations.

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The Man Who Was Gene Ween, Back From The Bottom

As the co-leader of Ween, Aaron Freeman celebrated excess. Then, in 2011, he fell apart on stage, left the band and entered rehab. On a new, deeply personal solo album, he explores what went wrong.

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Lincoln, Neb., is home to a sizable community of Iraqi Yazidis — including Ismaeil Khalaf, shown here in his home watching the latest news about the Yazidi crisis in Iraq. Lincoln Yazidis petitioned for U.S. intervention to prevent the genocide of their friends and family. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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Yazidi Community In America Watches Events In Iraq With Horror

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On 'Wizard Wars,' Contestants Must Make Magic From The Mundane

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The Man Who Was Gene Ween, Back From The Bottom

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