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The Education Of Christylez Bacon

The rapper, singer, beatboxer and multi-instrumentalist is a product of Southeast Washington, D.C., an area hit hard by crime and drugs in the 1980s.

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The Education Of Christylez Bacon

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SXSW Interactive Festival attendees crowd the Austin Convention Center at the 2013 event. The festival's typically sprawling range of topics this year took a turn toward online privacy and surveillance implications. Jack Plunkett/AP hide caption

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SXSW: Snowden Speech Has Conference Buzzing, Congressman Stewing

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High school students whose friends posted photos of drinking and smoking were about 20 percent more likely to become drinkers or smokers themselves. iStockphoto hide caption

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Of Cigs And Selfies: Teens Imitate Risky Behavior Shared Online

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ReBOUND Residential in Florida has bought multiple properties like this one, a formerly bank-owned home in Sunrise, Fla., as investment properties. The houses are now bringing steady returns as rentals. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Big Investors Boosting Home Prices, And Not Everyone's Pleased

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Martin Luther King Jr., shown here with Stokely Carmichael during a voter registration march in Mississippi in 1966, regarded the younger Carmichael as one of the civil rights movement's most promising leaders. Lynn Pelham/Time hide caption

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Stokely Carmichael, A Philosopher Behind The Black Power Movement

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A crowd of 1,300 talks guns, God and politics at a steak dinner and gun raffle at Lone Oak First Baptist Church in Paducah, Ky. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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Kentucky Southern Baptists Draw Crowds With Gun Giveaways

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Parts of 221B Baker Street have a shrine-like quality and feature photos of Benedict Cumberbatch, the handsome British actor who plays Holmes on the BBC series Sherlock. Ninety-percent of the customers are women. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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'Sherlock,' 'House Of Cards' Top China's Must-Watch List

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