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The U.S. Holds The Aid Card, Yet Egypt Still Trumps

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Venice Beirut
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With Bullets Scarce, More Shooters Make Their Own

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Growing The Latest In 16th-Century Medicine

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One Garden's Climate Struggle (And How To Save Yours)

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White Out Alexander Turnquist
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Defense Contractors See Their Futures In Developing World

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Remembering Birmingham's 'Dynamite Hill' Neighborhood

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Exorcistic, a rock parody inspired by a certain 1971 novel and the William Friedkin film made from it, showcases Merlin as a rapping priest inspired by Max von Sydow's Father Merrin. Above, the show poster for the musical's Los Angeles fringe production. David Haverty /Hollywood Fringe hide caption

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For Hannibal & Co., A Horrifying New Stage

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Performance artist Miranda July's new project, We Think Alone, blasts a set of random emails from some well-known names on intimate topics to anyone who signs up for them. Courtesy the artist hide caption

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Miranda July: From The Outboxes Of The Noteworthy

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George Benson's latest album, Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole, is a tribute to his hero. Greg Allen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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George Benson Follows The Path Of His 'Unforgettable' Idol

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Willow Weep for Me George Benson
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