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Bones In Church Ruins Likely The Remains Of Early Jamestown's Elite

Scientists say remains of four men exhumed from what was once an Anglican church suggest they were well-nourished, "high-status" leaders in the early 17th century colony. And one was likely Catholic.

Dana Bowerman's lifelong best friend Michelle Elliott holds a photograph of the two together. Bowerman is serving a nearly 20-year sentence for federal drug conspiracy charges. She was holding out hope for clemency for nonviolent drug offenders but it is unlikely that she will receive an early release date. Matthew Ozug/NPR hide caption

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After Hope For Early Release, Prisoners' Applications Stuck In Limbo

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Investigation Underway Into Killing Of Cecil, Zimbabwe's Best Known Lion

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Inspirational Friends Siriswad
A Walk Tycho
Action In Memphis
King Kong Titan
C 130 Brownout
Su-Bo's Mental Meltdown Portico Quartet
Sad Chicken Leroy & The Drivers
No Vacancy Bostich + Fussible
Galope Maga Bo & Robertinho Barreto
Fanshawe El Ten Eleven
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Bones In Church Ruins Likely The Remains Of Early Jamestown's Elite

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Audio Pool The Album Leaf & Audio Leaf
Flat Panda Dianogah

A Yale University study analyzed the experience of 60 million Americans covered by traditional Medicare between 1999 and 2013, and found "jaw-dropping improvements in almost every area," the lead author says. Ann Cutting/Getty Images hide caption

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Happy 50th Birthday, Medicare. Your Patients Are Getting Healthier

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During Pool Season, Even Lifeguard Numbers Are Taking A Dive

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Marriage Gold Panda
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