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Shovels & Rope: In Marriage And Music, A 'Psychic' Bond

Relationships are complicated, and as Cary Ann Hearst says of her marriage and musical partner Michael Trent, "It's a strange thing to be held accountable as part of the musical act."

Taishan Dong works with coach John Bray at the Glendale Fighting Club, north of Los Angeles. At 6 feet 11 inches tall, Taishan towers over opponents. Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News hide caption

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Sports

China's 'Great Wall' Takes A Hit At U.S. Heavyweight Boxing

At 6 feet 11 and 285 pounds, Taishan Dong hopes to be the next big heavyweight fighter in a boxing class that's hurting for stars.

Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, says many homeowners who could qualify to refinance their mortgages under HARP are suspicious. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Many Homeowners Still Qualify For Mortgage Relief

A federal program known as HARP could save homeowners who qualify to refinance an average $200 a month. But many who hear about it are suspicious, says Federal Housing Finance Agency chief Mel Watt.

Angola, LA & the 13th Amendment Christian Scott 0:15

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Tribal Wisdom Vijay Iyer 0:30

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359° Long Distance Calling 0:30

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Magnolia Triangle Stanton Moore 0:09

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Prologue and Main Title Royal Scottish National Orchestra 0:16

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Launch Hans Zimmer 0:55

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Vartha Ambrose Akinmusire 0:19

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As We Fight Ambrose Akinmusire 1:29

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Supreme Sabzi 0:17

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Clean Collar Sabzi 0:29

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Assalam Felawan Bombino 0:21

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Azamane Bombino 0:29

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Pulaski At Night Andrew Bird 0:24

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Ethio Invention No. 1 Andrew Bird 1:39

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Pinned Shovels & Rope 0:15

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Jump Up Jon Black Prairie 0:55

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