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Shane Kennedy directs the Heritage Ringers, one of the longest-running performing groups in the Huntsville area. Shane knows the complexities of playing handbells and working with a handbell choir; he talked with WLRH's Beth Norwood on Friday's Morning Blend about music, techniques, arrangements and other special details of the Ringers' upcoming spring concert. Their conversation, and some magical music, follows...

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Donald Trump said Hillary Clinton was playing it this week. And then it seemed the entire Internet joined in the game.

Republican presidential candidates, led by Donald Trump, claim President Obama has slashed defense spending and will leave his successor with a weaker force. We break it down.

Five years ago, Raed Al Saleh was a businessman. Now he heads the 3,000-strong Syrian Civil Defense, rescuing civilians from the rubble after airstrikes.

A country is declared Ebola-free. Then the virus flares up again. Doctors now know why.

Legislation adopting the bison as the U.S. national mammal passed the House and Senate this week. Now it's waiting for President Obama's signature.

Dylann Roof told Joey Meek about his plans to shoot people at a historically black church in South Carolina last year. Meek's possible eight-year sentence could be reduced if he helps the prosecution.

The Pentagon's investigation says none of the military personnel involved knew they were attacking a hospital. It says the assault, which killed dozens of people, was caused by a series of errors.

Frito-Lay is upending its tradition of including a physical prize with the peanut-and-popcorn treat. Now you'll get a QR code to scan for "mobile digital experiences." Cracker Jack fans aren't amused.

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.

Actress Allison Janney, who played the White House press secretary in the NBC drama, made a surprise appearance during the daily press briefing to talk about opioid addiction.

The Texas senator hopes the endorsement will give him a boost in the critical Indiana primary on Tuesday. But that could be undercut by Pence's kind words for Trump.

On Friday, Code Switch's Gene Demby and Hidden Brain's Shankar Vedantam led a Twitter chat to discuss what it's like to be a person of color participating in the sharing economy.

He started the company in the 1960s and struck gold pitching gadgets such as the Veg-O-Matic food slicer.

Just three months ago, Gordon signed a contract extension with the Miami Marlins that's worth $50 million over the next five years.

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