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2016: The Year the Music Died

2016: The Year the Music Died 

Los Angeles (CNN) February 3, 1959… Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper killed in a plane crash. It was the day the music died… Then, came a sad 11 month stretch in 1970-71 when the world lost Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Louis Armstrong. Both stretches of time were awful but, […]

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NYT Photojournalist on Philippines Drug War

NYT Photojournalist on Philippines Drug War 

Los Angeles (CNN) President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has led to a deadly crackdown in the Philippines. The country’s national police says nearly 6,000 people have been killed since July 1. More than 1/3 of them happened during police operations — but more than half were extrajudicial or vigilante-style killings. They largely remain unsolved […]

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Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo fights DAPL & Cancer

Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo fights DAPL & Cancer 

Los Angeles (CNN) “The Fight” — it’s the new single by Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas. And he’s been doing a lot of fighting lately. He’s been on the front lines with fellow Native Americans trying to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from being built on their sacred land. Taboo also recently opened up […]

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Sandy Hook Promise: learning from one of America’s saddest days

Sandy Hook Promise: learning from one of America’s saddest days 

Newtown, CT (CNN) It’s one of those dates in history that you just can’t shake. December 14, 2012. My workout clothes were on and I was headed to the gym. But in a moment of procrastination… I turned on the TV. There had been a shooting. At a school. An elementary school. In Connecticut. Children […]

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Iraq war veteran walks 5,800 miles to honor his Battalion

Iraq war veteran walks 5,800 miles to honor his Battalion 

Los Angeles (CNN) This bastard’s road has been long and, at times, lonely. He had to take it. He was a combat veteran who had simply seen too much — too many brother Marines dead on the battlefield in Iraq. When he came home he faced fresh battles: alcohol, arrests and a suicide attempt. “It […]

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Canadian cops to blare Nickelback songs to punish drunks

Canadian cops to blare Nickelback songs to punish drunks 

Los Angeles (CNN) With the holidays approaching, police in Canada are making all the usual warnings about the tough penalties for driving under the influence — loss of license, hefty fines and possible jail time. But in the sleepy town of Kensington, cops are warning of a cruel and unusual punishment for drunk drivers who […]

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Dakota Access Pipeline: Essential infrastructure of ecological racism

Dakota Access Pipeline: Essential infrastructure of ecological racism 

Standing Rock, South Dakota (CNN) It’s a project intended to connect but destined to divide. 1,172 miles of pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois that would carry in excess of 450,000 barrels of oil per day. A Texas energy company took the $3.7 billion plan public in 2014 — hoping to hydrofrack crude in the […]

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Patterson Hood compares Donald Trump to George Wallace

Patterson Hood compares Donald Trump to George Wallace 

Los Angeles (CNN) The lead singer of Drive-By Truckers, Patterson Hood, admits that he fits right into Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” – at least on paper: a middle aged white guy from north Alabama and front man of a southern rock band. But nothing scares Hood more than a potential Donald Trump presidency. “We’re […]

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Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt 

Los Angeles (CNN) BrexPitt – Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are getting divorced. In true movie star fashion — the official reason — irreconcilable differences. But TMZ reported that Jolie had concerns “with the way Brad was parenting” and that she was “fed up” with his heavy use of weed and alcohol. […]

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Jay-Z: War on drugs is an epic fail

Jay-Z: War on drugs is an epic fail 

Los Angeles (CNN) Rapper Jay-Z is getting political — calling the U.S. war on drugs an “epic fail.” In a video op-ed published in the New York Times, he says the drug war unfairly targets African Americans. Jay-Z narrates over Molly Crabapple’s artwork taking viewers on a journey back to the early 1970s when President […]

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