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Toby Keith's 'Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue' lives on in MAGA country

Keith's death shined a new spotlight on his music, particularly political anthem "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue," best known for its lyric: "We'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American way."

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Jennifer Lopez: Then and now

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Jennifer Lopez: Then and now

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DOJ watchdog finds 187 inmate suicides in federal prisons over 8-year period

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Toby Keith's 'Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue' lives on in MAGA country

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Thousands who are fleeing the ongoing conflict between government forces and M-23 rebels reach the entrance the Democratic Republic of Congo eastern city of Goma. Moses Sawasawa/AP hide caption

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Resurging violence in Democratic Republic of Congo forces thousands to flee

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National security adviser Jake Sullivan, pictured at a White House briefing on Wednesday, spoke to Morning Edition about Russia's anti-satellite capability, U.S. aid to Ukraine and reports of the death of Alexei Navalny. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Jake Sullivan says the U.S. is engaging with allies, and Russia, on the space threat

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