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Cassandra Wilson 'Couldn't Wait' To Reinvent The Billie Holiday Songbook

On Coming Forth By Day, one of today's premier jazz singers pays an imaginative tribute to one of her idols, born 100 years ago. As Wilson says, a simple imitation "would be almost insulting."

Joshua Haggmark, Santa Barbara's water resources manager, is in charge of getting the city's desalination plant back online. Becky Sullivan hide caption

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Becky Sullivan

Will Turning Seawater Into Drinking Water Help Drought-Hit California?

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The firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah, is shown in June 2010. Trent Nelson/AP hide caption

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Utah Brings Back Firing Squad Executions; Witnesses Recall The Last One

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Lost in Thought Jon Hopkins
Midnight Handsome Boy Modeling School

Twenty-two-year-old Strongman competitor Brittany Diamond can carry more than twice her body weight and lifts cars for fun. Courtesy of Brittany Diamond hide caption

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Strongwoman Shoulders The Weight Of A Male-Dominated Sport

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Michaela leans on her mother, Dee, while talking to Dr. Karin Selva about puberty suppression. Kristian Foden-Vencil/Oregon Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Puberty Suppression Now A Choice For Teens On Medicaid In Oregon

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New York City firefighters work to put out a fire caused by explosions at 18 W. 11th St. on March 6, 1970. It was later discovered that the Weathermen, a radical left-wing organization, had been building bombs in the building's basement. Marty Lederhandler/AP hide caption

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Explosive Protests: U.S. Bombings During 'Days Of Rage'

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Hold On Alabama Shakes
Willow Weep for Me Milt Jackson & Thelonious Monk Quartet

The beloved Dodge Charger of Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) launches off Pikes Peak, Colo., followed by a member of the security force of Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). Stunt coordinator Jack Gill planned and coordinated these stunts for Furious 7. Courtesy of Jack Gill hide caption

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Yes, Real Cars Fell From Real Planes For That 'Furious 7' Stunt

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Wilderness Torah festival attendees take their Shabbat celebration outside the Tent of Meeting (at left) as the sun sets in the Panamint Valley of the Mojave Desert in 2014. At center in white, with both arms reaching up to the sky, is singer-songwriter Mikey Pauker. Shabbat participants are singing, drumming and playing guitars. Tom Levy hide caption

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Community Takes Passover Tradition Back To The Desert Wilderness

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Cassandra Wilson 'Couldn't Wait' To Reinvent The Billie Holiday Songbook

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Last Song (for Lester) Cassandra Wilson

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