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Author Interviews

Among The Young And Privileged In North Korea

American journalist Suki Kim spent six months teaching English at a North Korean University that serves the sons of the elite. She chronicles her experience in a new book, Without You, There Is No Us.

Sam Hunt has written hits for both Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban. His debut album, Montevallo, is out on Oct. 27. Chase Lauer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Record

Are These The Next Crossover Country Stars?

Now that Taylor Swift has left Nashville behind, a handful of other up-and-coming stars are showing how country crosses over with other genres — and hoping for success that does the same.

In this campaign ad, GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land sips coffee after asking the viewer to "think about" accusations that she's waging a war on women. Terry Land/YouTube hide caption

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Politics

The 2014 Campaign Ads That You Just Can't Stop Replaying

States that could determine which party controls the Senate next year have been barraged for months with campaign ads. For better or for worse, here are some of the most noteworthy.

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I Believe I Can Fly [Space Jam] Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Pops Orchestra 1:29

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Goodnight Kinyah Rudy Royston 1:29

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Buckeye Swag The Ohio State University Marching Band 0:06

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Don't Stop Believin' The Ohio State University Marching Band 0:55

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Common Destination Rahim Alhaj & Amjad Ali Khan 1:29

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The River Son Little 0:30

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Magus Mountain The Budos Band 0:29

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