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Question Dot GIF: What Hometown Artist Inspired You To Make Music?

Circuit Des Yeux, White Lung, SubRosa, Obnox, and others sit for GIF portraits during Raleigh, N.C.'s Hopscotch Music Festival, an event that celebrates its homegrown music scene.

How Could A Doctor's Death From Ebola Possibly Be 'Good'?

He giggled, he swore, he was afraid of Ebola. This summer, he was infected by a patient he treated. Two colleagues remember Dr. Samuel Brisbane's good life and reflect on the idea of a good death.

Government To Drop Background Check Firm USIS

The Falls Church, Va.-based private contractor conducts most of the government's background checks and was the target of a cyberattack last month that breached thousands of personnel files.

Coakley Will Face Baker In Massachusetts Governor's Race

Attorney General Martha Coakley begins with an advantage in the Democratic state, but polling shows a majority views Republican Charlie Baker as a strong enough leader to be an effective governor.

Kerry Seeks Iraq's Support On Move Against Islamic State

The secretary of state's visit to Baghdad comes ahead of President Obama's speech tonight to outline a plan to combat the militant group.