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Amid Political Dysfunction, Beirut Residents Suffer The Stench Of Garbage

Beirut's streets are piled with two weeks' worth of uncollected trash. To many Lebanese, it's no surprise. The country has been without a president for more than a year.

Mama Loves Nortec Bostich & Fussible & Bostich + Fussible
Beat Me Till I'm Blue Blow Up

Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, (left) poses with his uncle, Philip Lee, and father Peter Lee (seated) at the younger Peter Lee's home in Pasadena, Calif., in 2013. Gina Ferazzi/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Meet The California Family That Has Made Health Policy Its Business

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In this 16th-century painting, Saint Benedict exorcises a demon from a man possessed. Alfredo Dagli Orti/The Art Archive/Corbis hide caption

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Help Wanted: The Philippines Needs More Exorcists

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Maintenance [Instrumentals] Blockhead
Mogador Club d'Elf
All In Flying Lotus

Buddy Emmons as a member of Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours, circa 1962. Elmer Williams/Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum/Getty Images hide caption

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Buddy Emmons, The Pedal-Steel Guitarist Who 'Taught Everybody To Play,' Has Died

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Once Upon a Time in the West Buddy Emmons
Crooked Railroad New West Guitar Group
Winter Weather Fats Waller

On Wednesday, Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters announced murder and manslaughter charges against University of Cincinnati police Officer Ray Tensing for the traffic stop shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose. During the press conference, Deters said that "being police officers shouldn't be the role of this university." John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Many Colleges Have Armed Police Squads, But Are They Worth The Risk?

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Amid Political Dysfunction, Beirut Residents Suffer The Stench Of Garbage

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In Between Lines The Album Leaf
Million and One Things to Do Time Machine

Jason Isbell's new album, Something More Than Free, comes as he's preparing to be a father. David McClister/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jason Isbell Has Conquered Fear, But He's Still Learning About Himself

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Children of Children Jason Isbell
Ritual Union Little Dragon
Center's Groove DJ Center
Black Tusk Lumerians
Garfield's Blackberry Blossom Lyle Lovett
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Four Composers, One (Nearly) Impossible Mission To Reinvent A Classic Theme

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Main Theme Joe Kraemer
Goumari Watcha Clan

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