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Syrian forces and their Lebanese Shia Muslim allies carry out a major offensive to drive rebels from the strategically important town of Zabadani. [...]
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US golfer Bubba Watson is to paint over the Confederate flag on the car from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, the latest backlash against the symbol. [...]
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Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris announces his retirement from the sport and will miss the Ashes series. [...]
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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis accuses Athens' creditors of "terrorism", the day before a referendum on an international bailout. [...]
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In the U.S., people often spend the Fourth of July grilling hot dogs and wearing their patriotic clothing. But there's more to this annual holiday than fireworks.» E-Mail This [...]
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NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Alexander Eisenschmidt, an assistant professor of architecture at University of Illinois at Chicago, about the new Chicago Ferris Wheel.» E-Mail This [...]
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NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Felix Sanchez, chairman and co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, about Republican presidential candidate Trump's remarks on Mexican immigrants.» E-Mail This [...]
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The Philadelphia Archdiocese has plans to demolish the city's oldest Polish church, but it's facing strong resistance: Longtime parishioners and neighborhood newcomers have joined forces in protest.» E-Mail This [...]
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AVON — At approximately 10 p.m. on Friday, July 3, the Town of Avon's annual Salute to the USA fireworks show experienced a malfunction, when a shell apparently exploded in its tube rather than firing correctly into the sky. The misfired shell caused the rack of 5-inch shells to tip in two directions causing two to three shells to cross into the crowd. A total of nine people experienced minor abrasion burns and were treated [...]
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AVON — Thousands gathered in Avon to see the town's annual Salute to the USA fireworks show Friday at Harry A. Nottingham Park, but the show was cut short about halfway through when two fireworks shot over the lake and into the crowd. Some people in attendance were checked and released with minor burns, but officials were hearing of no major injuries immediately following the incident, Town Manager Virginia Egger told the Vail Daily. The [...]
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Pop was a baritone. I'm a tenor.Pop sang the “Tuba Mirum” from Mozart's Requiem in the shower every day.“The Trumpet Shall Sound” from “Messiah” works better for my voice range as I suds up.I had no idea how close the lyrics are until around two years ago.The above “Messiah” aria is “The trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised, be raised incorruptible.”The “Tuba Mirum”? “The trumpet shall send its wondrous sound throughout earth's [...]
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Pop was a baritone. I'm a tenor.Pop sang the “Tuba Mirum” from Mozart's Requiem in the shower everyday.“The Trumpet Shall Sound” from “Messiah” works better for my voice range as I suds up.I had no idea how close the lyrics are until around two years ago.The above “Messiah” aria is “The trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised, be raised incorruptible.”The “Tuba Mirum?” “The trumpet shall send its wondrous sound throughout earth's sepulchers [...]
Fri, Jul 03, 2015, Continue reading at the source

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