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Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke called one campaign rally attendee a "motherf--" Thursday after the individual laughed during a discussion about mass shootings. Experts think this will both hurt and help the democrat, who likely took his language a little too far.
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Voters like to see a sense of authenticity in candidates, especially in Texas. But cursing and vulgar language in front of children and the elderly more often than not crosses the line.
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John Stremsterfer, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln update the Next 10 projects.
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American pilot Francis Gary Powers (far right) during his 1960 trial in Moscow. Powers was shot down while flying a U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union. He was jailed for nearly two years before he was freed in a swap for a Soviet spy imprisoned in the U.S.
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The U.S. and Russia are trying to work out a prisoner exchange that involves basketball star Brittney Griner. While they've done deals for decades, the trading usually involves spies for spies.
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Amanda Shires' new album, <em>Take It Like a Man,</em> is her finest release, encapsulating much of what makes Shires an artist deserving of the word "singular."
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On Shires' latest record, her songwriting is more fearless and vulnerable than ever – but as always, it's a reflection of an artist focused intently on community, equality and inclusivity.
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