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There really was no precedent for Maybelle Carter, who learned to play from her own mother and spent much of her life teaching her children — as well as generations of country stars that followed.
Aug. 16, 2019
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A fungus that has destroyed banana plantations in Asia is now in Latin America. The disease moves slowly, but there's no cure, and it could mean calamity for the continent's banana industry.
Aug. 16, 2019
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On this week's Word Watch, we take a look at how the term "going Dutch" went from insult to the norm.
Aug. 16, 2019
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Cathay's chairman says new leaders can "reset confidence." The resignation comes after anti-government protesters filled Hong Kong International Airport, and Beijing pressured the carrier.
Aug. 16, 2019
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For most of us, sticking to a good habit is a battle of wills. But the researchers who study habit formation turn to science to help curtail their own tendency to slack off.
Aug. 16, 2019
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Coltrane recorded the album in New Jersey, at the admiring behest of a Québécois filmmaker named Gilles Groulx, who used it to score his docufictional film Le chat dans le sac.
Aug. 16, 2019
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Israel had said it would allow the Michigan congresswoman to visit her aging grandmother in the West Bank after announcing earlier that it would bar her from visiting on a political trip.
Aug. 16, 2019
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Long-term flooding along major waterways stranded barges up and down the Mississippi River this summer and caused havoc with river transportation and the economy that depends on it.
Aug. 16, 2019
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Following a speech by South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowing to reunify the Koreas, Pyongyang said it would no longer pursue peace with Seoul.
Aug. 15, 2019
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The Trump administration had challenged a court order setting the rules for how detained migrant children should be treated.
Aug. 15, 2019
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"There is a mental illness problem that has to be dealt with. It's not the gun that pulls the trigger — it's the person holding the gun," Trump said to a standing ovation.
Aug. 15, 2019
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The Food and Drug Administration has rolled out a proposed rule to require tobacco companies to include graphic warnings, depicting some of the lesser known health risks of smoking tobacco products.
Aug. 15, 2019
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"The driver stepped on the gas and revved up and started plowing forward," said a protest organizer. A correctional officer from the facility has been placed on leave.
Aug. 15, 2019
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The news is of interest to travelers looking forward to the world's longest commercial flight, from Sydney to London, which was expected to launch in 2023.
Aug. 15, 2019
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Washington's orcas are hungry, because there aren't enough salmon for them to eat. State officials want to take out some dams to help them, but that would hurt Washington's wheat farmers.
Aug. 15, 2019

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