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After the funeral in 2013 for popular folk music star Diomedes Diaz, fellow musicians including accordionist Andres Gil performed in homage to him. Now Colombia's Congress is considering a bill to honor Diaz. Ricardo Mazalan/AP hide caption

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Will Colombia Honor A Beloved Musician Who Was Also A Convicted Killer?

Colombian views on violence against women are under scrutiny as lawmakers consider honoring a popular deceased folk musician — one who was convicted of murdering his girlfriend in 1997.

Republican presidential hopefuls Marco Rubio, Donald Trump and Ben Carson applaud as the candidates are introduced at the start of the third Republican Presidential Debate. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Maybe Journalists Don't Belong At Presidential Debates

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Gimme Some Truth [In the Style of John Lennon] [Karaoke Version] Karaoke All Star
Turn, Turn, Turn Bill Frisell

President Benigno Aquino, center, appears with his party's next presidential and vice presidential candidates, Manuel Roxas, left, and Leni Robredo. Aquino is the son of former President Corazon Aquino. Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Philippines' Presidential Race, A Chaotic Cast Of Characters

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A photo of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra, Syria, released May 17, shows the site where Islamic State militants have destroyed a nearly 2,000-year-old arch and ancient temples. SANA/AP hide caption

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Syrian Antiquities Chief Calls For Help From International Community

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A Day in Port-Royal Ending Satellites
Eat My Goal Collapsed Lung
Wives and Lovers Burt Bacharach

After the funeral in 2013 for popular folk music star Diomedes Diaz, fellow musicians including accordionist Andres Gil performed in homage to him. Now Colombia's Congress is considering a bill to honor Diaz. Ricardo Mazalan/AP hide caption

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Will Colombia Honor A Beloved Musician Who Was Also A Convicted Killer?

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Composer Harold Arlen (sitting, right) joins Judy Garland, Bert Lahr (far left), Ray Bolger (back row, left) and various executives for a Wizard of Oz sing-along in the NBC radio studio, circa 1939. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering Harold Arlen, The Mystery Man Behind 'Over The Rainbow'

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One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) Harold Arlen
That Old Black Magic Oscar Peterson

Vernon Thomas, a part-time music producer, is trying to decide whether it's worth it to sign up for health insurance. Fred Mogul/WNYC hide caption

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Confusion And High Costs Still Hamper Obamacare Enrollment

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, left, shake hands at the start of a historic meeting. The moment marks the first top-level contact between the formerly-bitter Cold War foes in 66 years. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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Historic Handshake: China, Taiwan Leaders Meet For First Time In 66 Years

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Dot the Lines Sybarite & Alexander Ericson
Grey Sky Bright Sybarite

Destiny Davis (left) and Jamya Whitmore count their missed messages and calls after locking away their phones for a day. Tony Gonzalez/WPLN hide caption

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Screen-Free For A Day, Teens Try Life Without Phones

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Needle of Death Neil Young
Low Danny Barnes

Mary-Louise Parker says her father loved words; they used to send poems to each other in the mail. Tina Turnbow hide caption

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'Dear Mr. You' Is A Lifetime In Letters

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