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Behind Ocasio-Cortez's upset victory, an unconventional crew

NEW YORK -- A campaign manager who moonlights as an energy healer. A photographer who sings in a heavy metal band. A Muslim progressive activist who runs a cooking blog in her spare time. These are some of the political outsiders who helped propel 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to a massive Democratic primary upset and into the national spotlight.

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Land-trust case raises red flags across Indian Country

MASHPEE, Mass. -- A modest courthouse and a fledgling police force, a housing development for American Indian families and a school where students are taught exclusively in the tribe's ancestral language. These are the visible signs of an independent tribal nation that has grown on the famous vacation getaway of Cape Cod in recent years.

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Overflow crowd honors slain Maryland journalist

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Days after journalist Rob Hiaasen and four colleagues were shot to death by a gunman who blasted his way into the Capital Gazette's newsroom, an overflow crowd gathered on Monday evening to remember the man they loved in stories, poems, and songs.

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