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Crouch wrote songs for Elvis Presley, sang backup on Michael Jackson tracks, led the choir for Madonna's "Like A Prayer," and was nominated for an Oscar after composing music for "The Color Purple."
January 08, 2015
Thursday was a national day of mourning in France, even as a force some 88,000-strong provided sought two men suspected of killing 12 people at a satirical magazine's office in Paris.
January 08, 2015
The National Highway Safety Administration says the Japanese automaker failed to report over 1,700 death and injury claims over 11 years.
January 08, 2015
Forget chess. Poker may be even harder for a computer. But a software program has now "solved" a variant of Texas Hold'em, the bot's creators say. And nothing can keep it from winning.
January 08, 2015
Parisians responded to Wednesday's terrorist attack with a mixture of shock, fear and defiance.
January 08, 2015
Arrests and ticketing are way down in New York City. Many believe it's a way for officers to show frustration with the mayor. If so, it wouldn't be the first time cops have protested by slowing down.
January 08, 2015
Raif Badawi was sentenced in May to a decade in prison and 1,000 lashes for comments made in Free Saudi Liberals, a website he created. Starting Friday, he will receive 50 lashes a week for 20 weeks.
January 08, 2015
The legendary singer had equally outsized eating habits, including his famous affinity for peanut butter, bananas and bacon. Celebrity chef Sean Brock has created a drink in the King's honor.
January 08, 2015
The family of the Jordanian air force pilot recently captured in Syria has deep misgivings about the kingdom's decision to join the U.S. in the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
January 08, 2015
It's always tough to see your favorite player leave your favorite team. One young Toronto Blue Jays fan took it especially hard when the team traded infielder Brett Lawrie.
January 08, 2015
Opponents had argued that shopping mall developers, sports stadium owners and others shouldn't get taxpayer support. Supporters, who say private insurance would be too expensive, prevailed.
January 08, 2015
At the TV Critics Association's press tour, journalists can struggle to connect news on the industry to real life. But NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Tina Fey's words on satire and freedom resonated.
January 08, 2015
Chefs across California are celebrating a judge's decision to end the state's ban on the sale of foie gras. Many had continued to serve the delicacy, made from fatty duck or goose liver, illegally.
January 08, 2015
Melissa Block talks with Boston bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory-DiMartino. Her left leg was amputated last November after multiple surgeries to save it.
January 08, 2015
Melissa Block talks to Elaine Sciolino, former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times, about the suspects in Wednesday's attack on the office of a satirical publication.
January 08, 2015
Robert Siegel talks to Patrick Weil, professor and senior research fellow at the French National Research Center in the University of Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne.
January 08, 2015
This is a nervous time for officials in Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., the four finalists who want to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
January 08, 2015
French police are still searching for the gunmen who killed 12 people in Wednesday's attack on the Charlie Ebdo publication in Paris.
January 08, 2015
Time is running out in Haiti for a political compromise before the Jan. 12 date when the majority of the country's legislators' terms will expire. Opposition senators are refusing to negotiate with the embattled president, and if an agreement is not hammered out, Michel Martelly will rule by decree.
January 08, 2015
From Goldkey's smart watch that can make encrypted phone calls, to the iWallet that prevents hackers from stealing your credit card information, tech companies at CES are focusing this year on privacy gadgets. Melissa Block talks to CNET's Lindsey Turrentine about the latest in personal privacy technology at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show.
January 08, 2015

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