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Elliot Ackerman is also the author of the novels Dark at the Crossing and Waiting for Eden. He's pictured above during a TV taping in Milan in March 2016. Antonio Calanni/AP hide caption

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'I Write To Understand What I Think': A Veteran Turns To Words After War

Elliot Ackerman served five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He sees the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East as "all one war" and explains why that's particularly tough on his generation of veterans.

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Smile Like You Mean It The Killers
Good Evening Engelwood
Forward Motion Daya
Shine Star CrazyJaZz

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Smithsonian Folkways Celebrates 50 Years Of Jazz Fest's Serendipity

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Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus Gospel Soul Children & Raymond Myles
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Elliot Ackerman is also the author of the novels Dark at the Crossing and Waiting for Eden. He's pictured above during a TV taping in Milan in March 2016. Antonio Calanni/AP hide caption

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'I Write To Understand What I Think': A Veteran Turns To Words After War

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Fantino Sebastien Tellier
On Top The Killers

Sara Fitzgerald and Michael Martin, both with the group One Virginia, protest gerrymandering in front of the Supreme Court in March 2018. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Redistricting Guru's Hard Drives Could Mean Legal, Political Woes For GOP

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Kin Sharuba Carrot Green
Only Lovers Left Alive SQÜRL & Jozef Van Wissem

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'The Last Black Man In San Francisco' Is About Who Belongs In A Beloved City

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