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Now playing: Harpsichord of Columbus' era sounds again

16th Century Harpsichord-Recording

Justin Wan

A harpsichord that entertained the elites of Italy in the mid-1500s has been restored by a South Dakota museum and will soon bring its sound to 21st-century ears. Read more

SD Historical Society publishes biography on Red Cloud

The South Dakota State Historical Society has a new book out and it focuses on the only Native American leader who defeated the U.S. Army in a war. Read more

Dartmouth contests showcase computer-generated creativity

Computer Creativity Contests

Dartmouth College via AP

Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out. Read more

Fans cheer as Princess Charlotte christened on royal estate

APTOPIX Britain Royals Christening

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Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday — a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition. Read more

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The Latest: EU official says Greece needs humanitarian aid after referendum result Read more

Cosart struggles, Marlins lose 7-2 to Cubs

Marlins Cubs Baseball

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The Miami Marlins were rolling along right until Jarred Cosart stepped on the mound. Read more

Bryant's grand slam, 2 homers lead Cubs over Marlins 7-2

Marlins Cubs Baseball

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Kris Bryant wasn't looking to go deep when he came up in the second inning Saturday night. Read more

Billy Joel weds girlfriend during Fourth of July party

People Billy Joel

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Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual Fourth of July party. Read more

NBC returns to NASCAR coverage with Sunday race at Daytona

NASCAR Daytona Auto Racing

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For 29 years, the summer race at Daytona International Speedway was a part of the nation's birthday. Read more

Diana Douglas, 1st wife of Kirk Douglas, dies at 92

Obit Diana Douglas

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Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 92. Read more

Choctaw Indian Fair beings four-day run Tuesday

The 66th annual Choctaw Indian Fair kicks off its four-day run Tuesday with celebrations of the Tribe's heritage and culture. Read more

Broadcaster well known in every corner of Pittsburg County

There's something special about southeast Oklahoma for longtime radio man John Yates. Read more

Exhibit celebrates jazz legend's German heritage

Kelly Lao said despite many books and articles written about Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke, the famed Davenport jazz legend remains somewhat of a mystery to many. Read more

Barry Manilow headliens 'Capitol Fourth' concert in DC

Barry Manilow sang a medley of "Let Freedom Ring" to lead off a booming fireworks display on the National Mall. Read more

Panama too drops out of Trump's Miss Universe pageant

Panama Trump Fallout

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Panama is joining several other Latin American nations in dropping out of the Miss Universe pageant in protest over Donald Trump's comments about immigrants. Read more

Late TV broadcaster Byrnes honored with Squier-Hall Award

Late television broadcaster Steve Byrnes has won the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR media excellence. Read more

Sioux Falls man donates 'babies' to university library

Al and Brenda Lewis' home contains enough books to fill a library. Read more

GB Packers tight end Quarless charged with firing a gun

Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless was arrested Saturday after police said he allegedly fired two shots into the air during an argument outside a Miami Beach parking garage, authorities said. Read more

Helen poet, 94, has new edition of poetry collection printed

It was Mildred White's first trip to the principal's office. Mrs. McDonald had called the fourth-grader's mother to tell her that Mildred had turned in a poetry assignment that she simply could not have written. The poem about tulips, her first-ever poem, was too good, too rhythmic and structured. Read more

EXCHANGE: Bloomington store has 'scholarly and esoteric' mix

Exchange Bloomington Store

Karen Hansen

Rick Vokoun is not new to the book business, but he is new to the bookstore in downtown Bloomington business. Read more

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