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  • iN VIDEO: Small-town Mississippi bluesman keeps aging music alive

    BENTONIA, Miss. - With callused hands, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes plucks an old acoustic guitar at the juke joint his parents started more than 70 years ago. He checks the cafe’s inventory: jars of pickled eggs, beef jerky, pork hocks. He tends to the wood-burning stove, made from an oil-field pipe. And every morning, he eventually settles in on a stool behind the counter, waiting — hoping — that someone who wants to hear him play will drop in.
  • iN PHOTOS: US prohibition began 100 years ago, and its legacy remains

    NEW YORK - In this era of bottomless mimosas, craft beers and ever-present happy hours, it’s striking to recall that 100 years ago the United States imposed a nationwide ban on the production and sale of all types of alcohol.
  • Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

    A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president.
  • Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

    A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president.
  • 'Chicken Bones' liqueur made with distinctive Maritime candy a hit in N.B.

    FREDERICTON - For generations, the pink hard candy known as Chicken Bones has been a Christmas treat in the Maritimes, and now a new drink that draws inspiration from the candy's distinct flavour is in big demand this holiday season.
  • Exhibit reveals Mountain Dew's hillbilly and bourbon roots

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Mountain Dew — now the country's third most popular soft drink — began because two Knoxville brothers needed a tasty mixer for their bourbon.
  • UPDATE: Jurors to consider whether Rutland man acted to protect a friend or to kill

    KELOWNA - Was Steven Pirko drunk, scared and compelled into action to protect a friend or simply intending to kill Jan. 25, 2014 when he fatally swung a hammer at Chris Ausman's head.
  • 'Drink of the Devil': Descendants of famous feuding Hatfields, McCoys sell legal moonshine

    GILBERT, W.Va. - After generations of bootlegging, direct descendants of the Hatfields have teamed up with the McCoy name to produce legal moonshine in southern West Virginia with the state's blessing — the start of a new legacy for the families made famous for their 19th-century feud.
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