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With 'Traveller,' A Songwriter Steps Out From Country's Backstage

After years of writing hits for stars like Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton has released an album that's entirely his own.

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Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

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Colors Heather Woods Broderick
So Far to Go J Dilla & Common
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Swimming Pools (Drank) [Extended Version] [Version] Kendrick Lamar
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My Thoughts Bumpy Knuckles & DJ Premier
Pete's Jazz Pete Rock

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Can Technology Ease The Burden Of Caring For People With Dementia?

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Give It Away Zero 7, Henry Binns et. al.
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Simple Things
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My Peoples DJ Jazzy Jeff
Dots DJ Premier

Police patrol the beach at Sousse, Tunisia, on Sunday. Tunisian authorities have deployed additional security forces, closed some mosques and banned some Islamist groups in the wake of Friday's terrorist attack at a beachfront hotel. Abdeljalil Bounhar/AP hide caption

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After Slaughter Of Tourists, Tunisia Cracks Down On Islamists

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Tokka Agnes Obel
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Still D.R.E. Dr. Dre
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With 'Traveller,' A Songwriter Steps Out From Country's Backstage

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Sometimes I Cry Chris Stapleton
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Sweet Black Angel (aka Black Angel Blues) [#][Instrumental] Muddy Waters
Detroit Madness J Dilla
Change Shades Of Brooklyn & DJ Premier

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Investigators Probe Fires At 6 Black Churches In 5 Southern States

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With less than two years left in his presidency, President Obama has been less scripted and appears less confined by politics. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Less-Restrained Obama Finally Says 'Bucket'

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Amazing Grace [Instrumental] Josh Wilson
Please Stay Shigeto
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Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla in April delivered his budget address for the next fiscal year at the Capitol building in San Juan. Ricardo Arduengo/AP hide caption

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Economic Crisis Looms For Puerto Rico, Report Says

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In My Life Jake Shimabukuro
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