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U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.), center left, and Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), center right (R) during a 2017 protest against Trump administration immigration policies. The two lawmakers face each other in a Democratic primary this Tuesday. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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Massachusetts Senate Primary Pits Long-Serving Progressive Against A Kennedy

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III is challenging Sen. Ed Markey in a contest that has many voters asking why they need to choose between the two lawmakers.

People have flocked to downtown Nashville, Tenn. the past few days to take in a rare sight: thousands of Purple Martins. The migratory birds, on their way south for the winter, rarely roost in urban areas. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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Look Up! Purple Martins Delight Downtown Nashville

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Dripping Sun Kikagaku Moyo
Raining Patterns CFCF
Secret Aria on the Piano Midori Hirano
Indian Summer Canon Blue
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Rumspringa
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Spark Niklas Paschburg
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Niklas Paschburg

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Plus tôt Alexandra Streliski
Supersymmetry Arcade Fire
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Reflektor
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The Kentucky Wildcats have dominated the competition playing at Rupp Arena, named after U.K.'s most famous coach: Adolph Rupp. Now the campus is debating whether that name should be changed. Silas Walker/Getty Images hide caption

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Kentucky's Rupp Arena: A College Basketball Mecca With A Complicated Racial Past

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North Phoenix
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It's Never Been Like That
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Need You Now Cut Copy
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Need You Now
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Tristesse Globale Röyksopp
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The Understanding
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Kathy's Waltz Dave Brubeck Quartet
There There Radiohead
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Need You Tonight INXS
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Kick
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Wake Up T'Challa Ludwig Göransson

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.), center left, and Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), center right (R) during a 2017 protest against Trump administration immigration policies. The two lawmakers face each other in a Democratic primary this Tuesday. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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Massachusetts Senate Primary Pits Long-Serving Progressive Against A Kennedy

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Under the Sun DIIV
The Breakaway Dan Deacon

Dime Davis directed all six episodes of HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show. The show was nominated for three Emmy Awards: outstanding directing for a variety series, outstanding variety sketch series and outstanding guest actress in a comedy series. Anne Marie Fox/HBO hide caption

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'Black Lady Sketch Show' Is TV 'We'd Never Seen Before,' Says Dime Davis

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Sugar & Whitebread [Instrumental] Glass Candy
Country Empire of the Sun

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