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Rural America Faces A Crisis In 'Adequate Housing'

Small towns have their own version of the housing crisis: not enough homes being built, plus a lack of move-in ready homes. Local leaders say it's hard to expand the tax base without more homes.

President Donald Trump condemned neo-Nazis and white supremacists in remarks about the Charlottesville, Va. rally at the White House on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. He later undercut these remarks by blaming "both sides" for the violence at the rally. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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A Year After Charlottesville, Not Much Has Changed For Trump

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Opinion: Critics Nix Pop Flicks Pick For Oscar Fix

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Hooray for Hollywood Frances Langford & Johnny 'Scat' Davis
Hooray for Hollywood Frances Langford & Johnny 'Scat' Davis

Earlier this month, Apple became the first private-sector company to be worth $1 trillion. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ralph Nader On What He Thinks Apple Should Do With Its Excess Billions

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Calendar Project: September Feverkin

The streets of Sturgis may be quieter than they once were, especially during rally anniversary years, but there are still plenty of bikers who come to visit the vendors and local businesses. Jim Kent for NPR hide caption

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Gets Mellow

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Bang a Gong (Get It On) T. Rex
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Waltz for the Alone

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Integrating Sunday Morning Church Service — A Prayer Answered

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Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote songs for The Beatles under Lennon-McCartney, but a new statistical model can be used to tell who actually took the lead. AP hide caption

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A Songwriting Mystery Solved: Math Proves John Lennon Wrote 'In My Life'

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In My Life The Beatles
In My Life - Full Instrumental Performance with Guitar The Backing Tracks
Let's Just See What Happens
Jamiender Sambi Suffer Like G Did
Last Stand Ikebe Shakedown

A plane battling the Ferguson Fire passes the setting sun in unincorporated Mariposa County Calif., near Yosemite National Park in July 2018. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Yosemite Valley To Reopen After Closure Due To Fire and Smoke

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Unscrambler
Soul Merchant Bill Frisell
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The Site Of The Berlin Airlift Now Serves As Refugee Shelter And Big Open Park

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Butterball Herb Alpert
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Lollipops and Roses Herb Alpert

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