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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, remembering Kevin Barry

On St. Patrick's Day, devoted to honoring the Irish heritage, we pause to remember Kevin Gerard Barry.

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A world of contradictions

Germany has suffered under a heat wave and damaging drought. Now thunderstorms are predicted. Can any parallels be drawn?

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Indonesia elects working-class metalhead president

Joko Widodo has become the president of Indonesia after winning 53.13 percent of the vote in the country's 2014 presidential election. He will take office Oct. 20.

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Croatian fascists and the attack on Bob Dylan

There is an obvious desire to either celebrate or deny a barbarous past, to make sure that "the times they are not a-changin'."

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Guitar company used illegal rainforest wood

The crime came to light after federal agents raided one of the company's supply outlets in Nashville, Tenn.

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Billy Bragg and Maxine Peake: Jarama Valley/Brigadista

Jarama Valley, the song inspired by one of the key battles of the Spanish civil war, gets another lease of life on a new CD marking the 75th anniversary of the conflict.

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Bang your own head, not a seal’s

Humane Society International and heavy metal musicians are calling upon the Canadian government to cancel the 2011 commercial seal killings.

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Wyclef Jean to announce run for Haiti president

Haitian-born singer and producer Wyclef Jean is expected to announce his candidacy for president in the earthquake-hit Caribbean country on Thursday night, on Larry King's CNN show.

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Kool & the Gang sing in Havana

Robert "Kool" Bell, leader of the U.S. rhythm and blues group Kool & the Gang said the group's concert in Havana would be dedicated to the fraternity and unity of the peoples.

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A U.S. musician pays tribute to Mercedes Sosa

Argentinian folksinger Mercedes Sosa was known the world over as “the voice of the voiceless.”

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