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American Anthem

Don't Get It Twisted: 'We're Not Gonna Take It' Can Be Anyone's Protest Song

Talk about ironic: Twisted Sister's 1984 anthem to bucking authority has since been adopted by religious entities, teachers and even politicians, each bending it to their own definition.

Street Dreams LAKEY INSPIRED
Blue Boi LAKEY INSPIRED
Kilika Teen Daze
Wandering Through Kunsthal Teen Daze
Wasp Nest The National
In Collusion with the Waves Seas of Years
Stairwell Seas of Years

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Coal Country: EPA Plan Is Short Term Boost, No Solution For Industry Decline

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Liturgy Trace Bundy
Urban Challenge Trace Bundy

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Don't Get It Twisted: 'We're Not Gonna Take It' Can Be Anyone's Protest Song

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We're Not Gonna Take It Twisted Sister
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I'll Always Be With You Ahmad Jamal
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Drew Calver, a high school history teacher and swim coach in Austin, Texas, had a heart attack at his home on April 2, 2017. A neighbor rushed him to the nearby emergency room at St. David's Medical Center, which wasn't in the school district's health plan. Callie Richmond/KHN hide caption

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Life-Threatening Heart Attack Leaves Teacher With $108,951 Bill

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Synthesis The Album Leaf
Parameters The Album Leaf
Andromede Vibes (Ode To Samurai Champloo) Kyo Itachi
Dust of Many Horses Part 1 David Goodrich
The Believer David Goodrich
I Have Never Seen The Light Release The Long Ships
So Murmured The Wide Seas Release The Long Ships
My First Car Vulfpeck

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Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal Keeps Parishioners From Mass

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A heavy police presence remained into the night at the scene of the shooting inside Jacksonville Landing on Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images hide caption

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Jacksonville Shooting Witness Recalls 'People Crying' And 'Running For Their Lives'

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