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Paul Prather

Haggard’s songs offer insight to Trump, anger

When Merle Haggard died, I did what fans do in such times: I broke out his recordings and relistened. I heard something I hadn’t noticed before: Merle prophesied the rise of Donald Trump and the Tea Party. It’s all in his songs. Through the 1960s and then beyond, he showed us a worsening disenfranchisement among the working class, and more particularly, among blue-collar white men.

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Standing Rock begins re-entry program for ex-prisoners

A cultural and spiritual program meant to lower recidivism rates at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation by partnering successfully reintegrated ex-convicts with recently released offenders kicked off Friday on the community that straddles the North Dakota and South Dakota border.

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Good Friday cross carrying

Lexington Catholics carry crosses to downtown locations for Stations of the Cross readings.
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