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State herpetologist J.D. Kleopfer says the discovery of a two-headed copperhead snake in Northern Virginia earlier this month is an "extraordinarily rare" sighting that few of his colleagues have seen. J.D. Kleopfer/Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries hide caption

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Animals

WATCH: 'Extremely Rare' 2-Headed Snake Stuns Social Media, Charms Scientists

A Virginia state herpetologist says finding the mutant copperhead in a resident's yard earlier this month is an "extraordinarily rare" occurrence. Even more stunning, he says, is that it is alive.

Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Erin Schaff/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Christine Blasey Ford's Moving Testimony

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Flying & Flocking Zoe Keating
Seven League Boots Zoe Keating
5 Min Call LAKEY INSPIRED

The Diocese of Cheyenne urged law enforcement to reopen an old clergy sex abuse case against a former bishop. Matt Potter /Courtesy of the Diocese of Cheyenne hide caption

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Wyoming Reopens Dormant Clergy Sex Abuse Case

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Through Your Eyes Stan Forebee
Palace The Antlers

In Curve of Departure, Mike Nussbaum portrays a grandfather who is confronting loss and decline. Michael Brosilow hide caption

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Michael Brosilow

At 94, Mike Nussbaum Is The Oldest Working Stage Actor In Show Biz

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Melissa Villaseñor's talent for impersonation has helped to earn her appearances on Saturday Night Live, like this sketch from April 2018. She joins the show as a full cast member this fall. Alison Hale/NBC hide caption

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A Top Impressionist, Melissa Villaseñor Is Finding Her Own Voice On 'SNL'

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Our solar system is the subject of composer Gustav Holst's The Planets, which premiered 100 years ago on Sept. 29, 1918. NASA/Wikimedia commons hide caption

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'The Planets' At 100: A Listener's Guide To Holst's Solar System

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Miracles Jefferson Starship
Have You Seen the Stars Tonight? Jefferson Starship
Kopfsalat Jazz Dialogue, Philanthrope
Planlos

From left: Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu and actors Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva at the Cannes Film Festival. Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Rafiki': The Lesbian Love Story That Kenya Banned And Then Unbanned

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Classy Penguin The Books

The contents of the naloxone kit inside an AED box located in the VA West Roxbury cafeteria. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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VA Adding Opioid Antidote To Defibrillator Cabinets For Quicker Overdose Response

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You Dig Jenova 7
Tape Loop Deceptikon

State herpetologist J.D. Kleopfer says the discovery of a two-headed copperhead snake in Northern Virginia earlier this month is an "extraordinarily rare" sighting that few of his colleagues have seen. J.D. Kleopfer/Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries hide caption

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J.D. Kleopfer/Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries

WATCH: 'Extremely Rare' 2-Headed Snake Stuns Social Media, Charms Scientists

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Buffy Sainte-Marie performs during Hardly Strictly Bluegrass at Golden Gate Park in Oct. 2016 in San Francisco. Scott Dudelson/Getty Images hide caption

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Buffy Sainte-Marie's Authorized Biography Serves As A 'Map Of Hope'

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You Got To Run (Spirit of the Wind) Buffy Sainte Marie
Cold Iron Mike Vass

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