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Wind Energy Takes Flight In The Heart Of Texas Oil Country

Texas leads the nation in wind energy, while wind turbine technician is the fastest-growing job in the U.S. The industry flourished under former Gov. Rick Perry, Trump's new energy secretary.

Skipping Rocks Oddisee
Save It for Sunday Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
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Midnight In Harlem Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks
Monsters Under My Bed RJD2 & STS

A new study of the dental plaques of three Neanderthals reveals surprising facts about their lives, including what they ate, the diseases that ailed them and how they self-medicated (and smooched). (Above) An illustration of Neanderthals in Spain shows them preparing to eat plants and mushrooms. Courtesy of Abel Grau/Comunicación CSIC hide caption

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Some Neanderthals Were Vegetarian — And They Likely Kissed Our Human Ancestors

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Let's Get It On Marvin Gaye
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Keggie Carew — seen here with her father, Tom Carew — says, "It was never mundane with dad, even with dementia." Courtesy of Grove Atlantic hide caption

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Author Unravels Her Spy Dad's Life, One Secret Mission At A Time

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Kept Close Old Time Musketry
Black Grease The Black Angels
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Memory athletes like Sue Jin Yang — competing here in the 17th annual USA Memory Championship in New York City in 2014 — wear headphones to block out distractions as they memorize the order of decks of cards. Carolyn Cole/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Maybe You, Too, Could Become A Super Memorizer

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Thanks for the Memory Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass
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Gone with the Wind Buddy DeFranco & Dave McKenna
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Wind Energy Takes Flight In The Heart Of Texas Oil Country

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Can't Keep Checking My Phone Unknown Mortal Orchestra
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Hot Love Brian Setzer

Jerusha Hodge is among the handful of CeaseFire outreach workers who work to curtail violence in three South Side Chicago neighborhoods. Hodge says shootings are down in the areas where CeaseFire has a presence. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Treat Gun Violence Like A Public Health Crisis, One Program Says

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Louise Mensch, founder of the political site Heat Street and a former member of Parliament, wrote about the FBI's investigation into activities by Trump campaign figures with ties to Russia. Stefan Wemuth/WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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To Boost Trump Wiretap Claims, White House Leans On Unlikely Source

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Snow (Hey Oh) Red Hot Chili Peppers
Point Breeze El Ten Eleven

Eleven-year-old Ty Waters channels the energy of Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and others on his debut album, Only Human. Neal Hilton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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At Just 11 Years Old, Ty Waters Is Already Building His Pop Legacy

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An Evening I will Not Forget Dermot Kennedy
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