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Charleston Reporters Tell The National Story Of Local Violence

The staff of hometown paper The Post and Courier feels the emotional toll of covering the church shootings and other traumatic events.

Crowds gather to pay their respects outside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., in a photo by the Post and Courier. Pool/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Charleston Reporters Tell The National Story Of Local Violence

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Impressions of the Past Megafaun
Bella Marie [Instrumental] Megafaun

Fireworks light up the sky above the Brooklyn Bridge during Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in 2014. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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'Firework, Not Fire Fun': The Serious Jobs Of Pyrotechnic Pros

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Researchers discovered ancient animal mummies piled up in heaps inside a catacomb. Many of the mummies were in poor condition. Courtesy of Paul Nicholson hide caption

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Millions Of Mummified Dogs Found In Ancient Egyptian Catacombs

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Back to Black Amy Winehouse

The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli, depicts the goddess of love floating on a giant scallop shell. The word aphrodisiac derives from her Greek name, Aphrodite. Sandro Botticelli/Wikimedia hide caption

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Aphrodisiacs Can Spark Sexual Imagination, But Probably Not Libido

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The first time Tim Burton and Danny Elfman (pictured) collaborated was during the 1985 film Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. "There was instant chemistry in terms of what we were into," Elfman says. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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For Danny Elfman, The Strange Worlds Of Tim Burton Just Make Sense

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Goodnight Moon Ambrosia Parsley & the Elegant Too

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