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'Music Was Always The Escape': Omar Kamal On Shaping His Artistic Identity

The Palestinian jazz crooner, who was 8 years old at the start of the Second Intifada, says hearing Frank Sinatra changed his life. "[He] has got all credit for me going into singing," Kamal says.

You Are My Lucky Star [From Singin' in the Rain][Outtake] Debbie Reynolds
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As We Leave More Digital Tracks, Amazon Echo Factors In Murder Investigation

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We Disappear Jon Hopkins
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Breathe This Air Jon Hopkins
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Walk on the Wild Side Dizzy Gillespie

Police watch activists gather in front of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on July 7, as they march up Fifth Avenue in response to two recent fatal shootings of black men by police. Later, after a peaceful march in Dallas, a sniper targeting police killed five officers and wounded several others before he was killed. Yana Paskova/Getty Images hide caption

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How The Perceived 'War On Cops' Plays Into Politics And Policing

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Gone Clear William Tyler
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'Music Was Always The Escape': Omar Kamal On Shaping His Artistic Identity

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Fly Me to The Moon Omar Kamal
Fly Me To The Moon Jean-Marie Riachi

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Wages Are Increasing, But What's Behind It?

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Moving On Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
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In A Massive City, This Bar Serves Up Diverse Drinks — To 8 People At A Time

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Hey Brother, Pour the Wine Dean Martin
Just in Time Dean Martin
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Siblings Ibrahim and Evan visit the home of their aunt December 27 in Bakhdida, Iraq, southeast of Mosul. The Islamic state burned the home, looted their parents home and destroyed or vandalized every church in Bakhdida. With a population of 50,000, it had been the largest Christian-majority town in the country, but nearly all residents have fled. NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Global Powers' Commitment To Intervene In Genocides May Be Waning

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