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Meet The Couple Behind A New Year's Eve 'Possum Drop' In Georgia

Bud and Jackie Jones helped establish the annual Dec. 31 tradition in their town. Married 62 years, the taxidermists share their love story, which began with a snake — not an opossum.

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Starálfur Bjöllukór Tónlistarskóli Reykjanesbæjar
Crepuscule Cornelius
Is It All Over My Face & Tower Of Meaning Blood Orange
CHANCES (INSTRUMENTAL) KAYTRANADA
Lilac Tigran Hamasyan
The American Tigran Hamasyan
The Star of a Story Vijay Iyer Trio
Human Nature Vijay Iyer Trio
Divine Roy Hargrove
Come Away Death Galt MacDermot
Four Hands Nils Frahm
Bardo GoGo Penguin

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Meet The Couple Behind A New Year's Eve 'Possum Drop' In Georgia

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Pirouette Jay Som
NOTHIN LIKE U (INSTRUMENTAL) KAYTRANADA

The federal government remains partially shut down in an impasse over President Trump's demand for border wall funding. Hundreds of thousands of government workers will be going without a paycheck, presenting financial challenges for many. Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Financially Struggling Government Workers Are Caught Up In Shutdown

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Reality Check Noname
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Detroit's Big Comeback: Out Of Bankruptcy, A Rebirth

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