Maine man to explore final resting places of poets in South

Dead Poets

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A former teacher who travels the country to document the final resting places of poets is looking forward to calling attention to African-American poets on a tour of the South and elsewhere. Read more

Buford man competes on 'American Ninja Warrior' reality show

Buford native Trent Jarrett has been watching "American Ninja Warrior" since he was 8 years old. Read more

Corvallis web comic creator develops online following

Mummy Man

Amanda Cowan

Imagine a world where every prediction from the 19th century came true — people fly to work on winged cars, monarchies are the dominant form of government — and mix it with mummies, enchanted necklaces and a cantankerous ghost. Read more

McCartney says he's given up pot now that he's a granddad

USA Britain McCartney

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Paul McCartney says he has given up marijuana after many years of indulgence and now prefers wine or "a nice margarita." Read more

Horoscopes for Saturday, May 30, 2015

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Anime, videogame fans gather for Atlanta convention

MomoCon Photo Gallery

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Fans of Japanese Anime, comics, videogames and more are gathering in Atlanta for the Momocon convention. Read more

News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

Thousands view B.B. King on eve of Mississippi funeral Read more

Funeral for B.B. King held in Mississippi Delta hometown

BB King-Funeral

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Hundreds of people filled a church in the Mississippi Delta for the funeral Saturday of B.B. King, who rose from sharecropper in the area's flat cotton fields to worldwide fame as a blues singer and guitarist who influenced generations of entertainers. Read more

North Korean ex-POWs hope to return home before they die

Koreas Homesick POWs

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After the Korean War ended in 1953, Kim Myeong Bok and 75 other North Korean prisoners of war detained in South Korea opted to live abroad rather than risk hostile welcomes in either half of their homeland. Now he wants to come home, though he may find little more than rejection and suspicion. Read more

Documentary aims to 'bring back trust of teachers'

Teaching a herd of sheep to move in one direction at the same time works. Similarly, teaching a herd of children to read a book, solve math problems and other lessons doesn't. Read more

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