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Ken Burns’s ‘Country Music’ Traces the Genre’s Victories, and Reveals Its Blind Spots

The eight-part, 16-hour documentary tells the genre’s story, from Appalachia to arenas.
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What the cast of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 12 look like out of drag
What happens when the wigs come off?
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Denise Richards’ alleged affair and more ‘Housewives’ news
On this week’s episode of “Housewives Hangover,” Page Six dives into that weird moment on “The Wendy Williams Show” where Williams reads a text from Nene Leakes that implies she is leaving “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”  Plus, Erika Jayne is lighting up the Broadway stage and her “RHOBH” cast mates were in New York...
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Activistas desafían la política de asilo del tercer país
Urgen cambios por el bienestar de miles de afectados, incluidos menores de edad.
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Family seeks evidence they say could exonerate executed inmate
The Innocence Project and ACLU have sued a central Arkansas city over the case of Ledell Lee, who was put to death in 2017, despite his claims of innocence.
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Ex Insys exec gets 5 1/2 years for pushing opioids
Former employees said former pharma executive John Kapoor hired attractive women to boost sales of the drug.
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David Duke to Pay $5K to Man Hurt During 2017 Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally
The 2017 "Unite the Right" rally drew hundreds of white nationalists to Virginia
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'This is an emergency in China' says WHO, as virus death toll rises to 18
The World Health Organization (WHO) called a new coronavirus that has killed 18 people in China and infected around 650 globally "an emergency in China" on Thursday, but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern.
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US informant may have received taxpayer funds to spy on Trump campaign, Grassley says
The Defense Department may have used taxpayer funds to pay longtime informant Stefan Halper, a Cambridge University professor, to recruit members of the Trump campaign as sources in the run-up to the 2016 election, Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa said in an explosive letter Wednesday.
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Early release of Michelle Carter outrages family of victim Conrad Roy
The early release on Thursday of “suicide text” convict Michelle Carter has outraged the family of Conrad Roy — the teen boyfriend she’d repeatedly encouraged to kill himself. “It sure is a tough day,” Roy’s grandfather, Conrad Roy Sr., told E! News. “I’m disgusted with the whole system,” he said Thursday, after Carter, now 23,...
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Hadden abuse accusers call for New York district attorney's resignation
A group of women who allege they were abused by disgraced OB-GYN Robert Hadden called for the resignation of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Thursday.
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Trump to host Netanyahu, political rival to discuss peace amid impeachment trial
The visit seemed time to provide a distraction from the Senate impeachment trial. Notably absent from the announcements was any mention of the Palestinians.
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Japan confirms second case of Wuhan virus: health ministry
Japan has confirmed a second case of infection by the new coronavirus from China, the health ministry said on Friday.
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Grammy predictions: Who will win big in 2020 — and who should win
Other than the performances, it’s all about the Big Four categories — Album, Record and Song of the Year, plus Best New Artist — at the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday. Lizzo and Billie Eilish are the only artists who are nominated for all four awards, and there’s a good chance that, between the two,...
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'American Dirt' publisher stands by polarizing novel amid brewing backlash
After author Jeanine Cummins ignited a firestorm with her portrayal of Mexican migrants, "American Dirt" publisher Flatiron Books defends the novel.
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Trump Administration to Restrict Visas for Pregnant Women to Stop “Birth Tourism”
Some pregnant women will need to prove they have enough money to cover living expenses and medical treatment.
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Millennial musulmana combate estereotipos
Orgullosa de 'haber nacido y haberme criado como una chica de Jersey' y orgullosa de sus raíces.
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Retailer Coach to fold up New York City flagship
Luxury leather goods merchant Coach has abruptly shuttered its three-level boutique at Madison Avenue and East 57th Street — the latest blow to the fabled but troubled shopping district, which continues to hemorrhage some of its most celebrated stores. The 6,000 square-foot Coach emporium at 595 Madison Ave. had been at the prime corner for...
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Trump campaign mocks Schiff as 'Schiff T. Coyote' in Looney Tunes-style cartoon
The Trump campaign had some fun at the expense of House Intelligence Committee chairman and leading House manager Adam Schiff, D-Calif, in a Looney Tunes-style cartoon featuring him as "Schiff T. Coyote."
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Life lessons from the Grammy songs of the year
This year's song of the year Grammy nominees may seem to mostly be about love, but let's go a little deeper than that. The eight nominees actually have some valuable life lessons if you listen closely.
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Changes are coming to your FICO score calculation
Fair Isaac's new model for assessing borrowers' creditworthiness could hurt those who rely on personal loans.
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Money pours in to GoFundMe for armless artist that was robbed
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'Witch Bottle' discovered under Virginia highway
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Boy meets bone marrow donor who saved his life
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Police Capt. Javier Ortiz suspended after meeting
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PD: Fan threatens to kill barbershop employees
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Penn State University frat suspended
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Officials: Bed bugs to blame for subway delays,
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Hilarious 'jerk' cat adoption post goes viral
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Proposal to ban emotional support animals on planes
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Judge shuts down bond hearing after yawn
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New England Patriots aren't waiting until free agency for Tom Brady's 2020 decision: report
The New England Patriots reportedly seek an answer from Tom Brady about his plans regarding free agency and the 2020 season before free agency opens up in March.
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Count Minkah Fitzpatrick among those 'wondering' how Miami Dolphins let Pro Bowl talent get away
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick isn't the only former Miami Dolphins player who will be in action on Sunday at the Pro Bowl.      
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See what GOP senators think about evidence against Trump
CNN's Manu Raju asks Republican senators about the evidence Democrats have presented against President Trump at his impeachment trial.
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Great Scott! Actor Christopher Lloyd lists his Ventura beach cottage
In Ventura, 'Back to the Future' actor Christopher Lloyd is asking $2.95 million for his cozy cottage on the beach.
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Hillary’s hate is Bernie’s boon and other commentary
From the left: Hillary’s Hate Is Bernie’s Boon “Hillary Clinton is no fan of Bernie Sanders,” as her claim that “nobody likes him” confirms, snarks CNN’s Chris Cillizza. Yet that’s “good news” for the Vermont socialist. After all, the central premise of his campaign is that “the powerful have been sitting comfortably for way too...
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Smugglers tried to bring 3,700 invasive crabs through the Port of Cincinnati
Mitten crabs are a delicacy in Asia and sell for about $50 each in the United States, officials say. They are considered an invasive species.        
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A New York teen creates petition to move Super Bowl to Saturday
A New York teen has gotten over 20,000 people to sign a petition to move the Super Bowl to Saturday because having it on a Sunday isn’t practical for football fans. Frankie Ruggeri told CNN that staying up late on a Sunday to watch the game makes it hard for people to get up for...
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New Hampshire's midnight voting tradition at Dixville Notch is back on
New Hampshire's attorney general initially called it off following questions about voter fraud in the town.
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Schiff: Trump made a 'religious man' out of Putin
Rep. Adam Schiff jokingly referenced a comment made by Vladimir Putin in November. He said President Donald Trump shifted the blame of 2016 election interference to Ukraine, prompting Putin to "thank God" that Russia was no longer the focus. (Jan. 23)       
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Buttigieg gets air support in New Hampshire
VoteVets Action Fund, a nonprofit backing Buttigieg, is going up with TV ads on Friday.
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No phones. No coffee. No talking. How senators are coping with long days of impeachment arguments
The Senate has banned coffee, electronics and talking during the impeachment trial. Senators have turned to milk, fidget spinners and candy to get through it.
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Los Angeles chefs unite for Australia brushfire relief efforts
The catastrophic fires have burned millions of acres through the southeastern part of Australia since they began in late October. Aussie chefs in L.A. want to help.
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Surprise proposal at baby shower brings tears of joy
Well, this seems like as good of a time as any.
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UPDATE 1-Uber self-driving cars, with humans in control, to cruise Washington, D.C. Friday
Uber Technologies Inc will put self-driving vehicles on Washington, D.C. roads Friday with human drivers in control, the ride share company said on Thursday, as it seeks to collect data for future deployment of fully self-driving vehicles.
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Katherine Legge taking all-female GEAR Racing team to Rolex 24 at Daytona and beyond
In joining the Girl Empowerment Around Racing program, driver Katherine Legge brings her vision and skills to an effort to make racing more inclusive.        
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U.S. Justice Dept says it should not have continued spying on former Trump adviser
The U.S. Justice Department has told a court it did not have enough evidence to justify continued surveillance of one of President Donald Trump's former campaign advisers in 2017, in a sign it believes the FBI on occasion went too far when it investigated Russian influence in the 2016 election.
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Hall of Fame election gives rare look at Derek Jeter’s private life
Rarely do we get a look into Derek Jeter’s private life, but his election to the Baseball Hall of Fame provided a glimpse. The Players’ Tribune video of the moment when Jeter received the call opens up with his 2-year-old daughter recognizing her father on TV. Once he gets the news from Jack O’Connell, Jeter’s...
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Insurers pledge $55M to lower generic drug prices amidst national crisis
A coalition of health insurers pledged a $55 million investment to help manufacture generic prescription drugs at lower prices Thursday.
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