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Nasya Fair and her son Korbyn, 4, look at a growing memorial for the Colorado Springs, Colo., shooting victims. Colorado and California are the latest states at the center of the gun control debate. Brent Lewis/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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From Colorado To California, The Gun Control Debate Has Become Personal

The two states in the news over the past week with high-profile mass shootings have taken big steps in recent years to tighten gun laws. Is a focus on open carry or mental health the best way forward?

Some Have Said Yppah
Never Mess With Sunday Yppah

Teyonah Parris plays an updated Lysistrata in Chi-Raq. Parrish Lewis/Courtesy of Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Spike Lee's 'Chi-Raq' Pits Abstinence Against Violence In Rhyme

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An Evening I will Not Forget Dermot Kennedy
Woke Up Dead in the Morning Roots of Orchis
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Nasya Fair and her son Korbyn, 4, look at a growing memorial for the Colorado Springs, Colo., shooting victims. Colorado and California are the latest states at the center of the gun control debate. Brent Lewis/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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From Colorado To California, The Gun Control Debate Has Become Personal

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Heat Lightning The One AM Radio
No Rules for Kings Oddisee
Babe

Phila Hach (standing, center) and her husband, Adolf Hach, are seen here with Minnie Pearl (right) of Grand Ole Opry fame, and an unidentified woman. "What the Grand Ole Opry did for country music, she has done for Southern food," one food writer wrote about Hach. Courtesy of the Hach Family hide caption

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Phila Hach, Who Spread The Gospel Of Southern Cuisine, Dies At 89

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Microtonic Wave Pinback
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Offcell
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Leisureforce Aesop Rock
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News media stand outside the home of San Bernardino shooters Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik in Redlands, Calif., on Friday. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Frenzied Media Pore Over Home Of San Bernardino Killers During Live Broadcasts

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Slither Velvet Revolver
Crazy Quilt Kevin Hays & Brad Mehldau

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NBC Raises Its Musical Game With 'The Wiz Live'

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An Evening I will Not Forget Dermot Kennedy
Inchworm [Silent Servant Remix] Battles
I Will Be Back One Day Lord Huron
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When Russia began its bombing campaign in Syria, Russian officials said it would be a short-term air operation. Since then, things have gotten messier. In his state of the nation speech Thursday, President Putin reminded Russians that it took nearly a decade to crush terrorists who staged attacks around Russia in the 1990s. He cast the fight in Syria in similar terms. Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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With Few Signs Of Progress, Russia's Putin Warns Of Long Fight In Syria

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Before Your Very Eyes Atoms for Peace
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Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel star in Youth as the fictional composer Fred Ballinger and his filmmaker friend Mick Boyle. Gianni Fiorito/Fox Searchlight hide caption

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'We Use Music To Understand Where We Are': David Lang On The Music Of 'Youth'

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An Evening I will Not Forget Dermot Kennedy
Arroyo Erik Truffaz
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