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Joan Shelley On Quiet Energy And Growing In Wisdom

The Kentucky folk singer says her onstage adrenaline "comes from a focus, rather than doing the high Van Morrison kicks in my velvet jumpsuit."

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Care To Buy An Island Off The Hamptons? Don't Mind The Foot-And-Mouth Disease

The federal government is preparing to auction off Plum Island, a mostly undeveloped spot near some exceptionally pricy real estate. The catch? It was once used as a disease research lab.

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When he came back from Afghanistan, Army Pfc. Brian Orolin was eager to return to his life as a father and husband. But he had trouble holding on to a sense of purpose, his wife says. StoryCorps hide caption

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Kalen Gilliam (left) and Justis Jackson take measurements at the Urban Archaeology Corps excavation site about 10 miles outside of Richmond, Va. Catherine Cozzi/Groundwork RVA hide caption

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John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. The band's "Stairway to Heaven" is the subject of a current copyright-infringement lawsuit. Danny Martindale/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraqi protesters hold a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a demonstration calling for government reforms on Friday. Thousands of Iraqis are leaving the country, fleeing violence and a dire economy and drawn toward the perception of a welcoming Europe. Hadi Mizban/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidates Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal and Rick Perry participate in a pre-debate forum Aug. 6 in Cleveland. The event gave airtime to seven candidates whose polling numbers were below a top-ten cutoff Fox News set to participate in the main debate. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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The Temple of Bel in Palmyra had already sustained some damage from artillery shells in March 2014, when these columns in the temple courtyard were photographed. The ancient temple stood at a cultural crossroads, showing influences from Greco-Roman and Persian traditions, and was one of Syria's most famous archaeological sites. It was destroyed late in August of 2015. Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Plum Island has roughly four miles of beaches” — including along this bay below the decommissioned gunnery stations of Fort Terry. Charles Lane/WSHU hide caption

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Salman Rushdie is the author of 12 novels, including Midnight's Children and The Satanic Verses. Rushdie was once the subject of death threats; now, when asked if he can move about freely Rushdie responds: "You have to stop asking me. ... It's been like 16 years since it's been OK." Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images hide caption

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