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Wildfires In Canada And Alaska Drive Thousands From Homes

Thousands of fires are burning in the continent's northwest, sending smoke as far as Tennessee. Some blame a brewing El Niño for the unprecedented start to the season; others point to climate change.

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Confederate Flag Comes Down: A Tonic For The American Soul

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Sweet Hour Of Prayer Charlie Haden, Hank Jones
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'Round Midnight Miles Davis
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In Florida, A Former Fast-Food Worker Lands In Medicaid Gap

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For This Tarantula-Killing Wasp, Dinner's A Meal Best Served Living

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Black Venom The Budos Band
The Lark Ascending Nigel Kennedy & Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
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Carnivores Unite Blockhead

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Sweet Adelines, A Society Of Women In Harmony, Hits A Milestone

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Flirty Eyes Lustre Quartet
Sweet Adeline Bobby Gordon & Dave McKenna
Hatoa Bonobo
Days to Come [*][Instrumental] Bonobo

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Wildfires In Canada And Alaska Drive Thousands From Homes

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Treasure Island Suite (arr. P. Lane): I. Main Titles and The Admiral Benbow Philip Lane, Clifton Parker, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Hot Dog Led Zeppelin
L'obstinee II Le Trio Joubran, Chkrrr

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'Who Does That?!' Broadway Stars React To Badly Behaved Audiences

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Prologue: There's No Business Like Show Business Patti LuPone & Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Act 1. Overture Marvin Laird & Gypsy Orchestra

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