A new album, American Counterpoints, reasserts the importance of two 20th century Black composers whose work has been neglected.
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The vice president seeks to reach a cease-fire deal to allow the flow of more aid into Gaza and to discuss the region's future. Gantz's trip to Washington has upset Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.
The U.S. military on Saturday began dropping food over the war-torn enclave. Costly and inefficient, delivering humanitarian aid by air is no substitute for delivering it by land, aid groups say.
The Belize-flagged Rubymar was the first vessel to be fully destroyed as part of the rebels' campaign over Israel's war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
A storm expected to bring up to 10 feet of snow to parts of the Sierra Nevada has forced the closure of Yosemite, many Lake Tahoe ski resorts, a major interstate and disrupted power for thousands.