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Demonstrators protest against the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department last month. Thousands of the city's customers are behind on their water payments.

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A Right Or A Privilege? Detroit Residents Split Over Water Shut-Offs

The city's been shutting off water to thousands of customers who aren't paying their bills. Some argue it's a violation of a basic human need; others say nonpayers are effectively stealing water.

Evangelical Christians hold their hands out in prayer during the annual March for Jesus in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2013. Evangelicals play an increasingly large role in the nation's politics.

Parallels

As Evangelical Clout Grows, Brazil May Face New Culture Wars

The nation's political campaigns are in full swing, and evangelical Christians play an increasingly large role. Some Brazilians worry that U.S.-style battles over social issues may be on the way.

Velma Middleton is accompanied by Louis Armstrong at the 1955 Newport Jazz Festival.

Music News

'As Long As They Want To Play': Newport Jazz At 60

Since its inception in 1954, the event has survived rainstorms, genre wars and a few near-riots. Producer George Wein says it survives for the same reason jazz does — the musicians love to perform.

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