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Composers German Lopez and Matthew Shorten, in town for the Tennessee Valley Music Festival, spoke with Morning Blend host Dorrie Nutt about the art of composition.

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Physician Louise Aronson treats patients who are in their 60s — as well as those who are older than 100. She writes about changing approaches to elder health care in her book Elderhood.

The court decided four cases Monday, and three defied the usual ideological fissures.

Many users now mix opioids with stimulants such as meth and cocaine. Researchers say efforts to get doctors to reduce opioid prescriptions may have driven some users to buy meth on the street instead.

The leaders are scheduled to meet on Thursday, according to Chinese and North Korean news agencies. The visit comes after stalled negotiations with President Trump.

The ousted leader asked to speak in court, according to the public prosecutor. After speaking, Morsi reportedly fell to the ground and died before he arrived at the hospital.

Eleven legislative districts in Virginia were declared to be sorted by race and were redrawn. The court's decision Monday left that in place.

The deal puts the auction house, which was founded in 1744, on a path to becoming a private company again.

Vanderbilt, the mother of CNN journalist Anderson Cooper, was known for vivid paintings and collages, and for designing glamorous jeans.

"Hello world and hello freedom," said the activist, who served a month on a contempt of court charge. Wong called on Hong Kong's leader to resign after protests over a controversial extradition bill.

Contract and salary negotiations between musicians and management have stalled, leaving BSO players picketing outside their concert hall.

Four of the people injured were teenagers. "It's just another case of wanton and senseless violence that we can't get our brains around," the city's police commissioner said.

A service called neuromonitoring can cut the risk of nerve damage during delicate surgery. But some patients are receiving large bills they didn't expect.

Entrepreneurs are eager to find substitutes for plastic that naturally degrade. One option is a "natural" plastic made by microbes and then eaten by them. But the process is still in the early days.

Bucking generations of tradition, some Neapolitan pizzaiolis are experimenting with new ideas, bolstered by a new flour that creates a charred, puffier and lighter crust. And the trend is catching on.

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