September 02, 2014

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Ernesto Cerna casts a shadow on the wall as he leaves after his cello lesson offered by Harmony Project, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides free music lessons to low-income students, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Los Angeles. A two-year study of dozens of schoolchildren from disadvantaged Los Angeles neighborhoods shows that music training changes the brain in ways that make it easier for youngsters to process sounds, according to results reported in Tuesday's edition of the journal Neuroscience. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Study: Playing music helps sharpen kids' brainsNeuroscience researchers say 2-year study shows making music helps sharpen kids' brainpower
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One of 32 escaped teenagers, right, is taken into custody after he was turned in by family members, according to a Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman, in front of the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The teenagers, ages 14 to 19, escaped from the facility Monday night. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
30 teens escape from Nashville detention centerBreakout at Nashville juvenile detention center: 30 teens slip under fence; 7 still at large
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
Air Force instructor convicted in sex scandal dies1st Air Force instructor convicted in sweeping military sex scandal dies in prison
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3 fatally shot, 2 wounded at Kansas City homesKansas City police say 3 adults killed, 2 others wounded in shooting in residential area
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, an election official checks a voter's photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin, Texas. A federal trial opens Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, that will decide the fate of one of the nation’s most stringent voter ID laws. A judge will hear arguments on whether the law safeguards ballot integrity or discriminates against minorities by imposing a mandate that suppresses turnout. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatoryObama administration asks federal judge to strike down Texas voter ID law as trial begins
The Associated Press23 minutes ago

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