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Protesters have tried to disrupt President Trump's visit to London. They banged pots and pans outside Buckingham Palace.

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UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTORS: Go home. Go home. Go home.

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Nearly two decades ago, Apple announced its new jukebox software. The company called it iTunes. Today, during its annual World Wide Developers Conference, Apple has announced that in its new operating system, iTunes is going away, to be replaced by a Music app, a Podcast app and a TV app instead.

Leah Chase, the New Orleans chef known for her legendary Creole cuisine and for her role as a pioneer of the civil rights era, died on Saturday at the age of 96.

As executive chef and co-owner of Dooky Chase's restaurant, Chase made the eatery a hub for the African American community of New Orleans and a meeting place for organizers of the civil rights movement.

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In the 1970s, the band Algebra Mothers were cult favorites in Detroit's rebellious punk rock scene.

The four friends from Cass Tech High School released a single called "Strawberry Cheesecake" that earned them a cult following. They toured around with some well-known punk bands — but then the music stopped, and the Algebra Mothers disappeared for the next 40 years.

New Music: Rod Melancon's 'Pinkville'

Jun 1, 2019

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And finally today, some new music from a place you might think you know, but do you - the bayous of Louisiana. The album's called "Pinkville," and it's by Rod Melancon. Here's the title track.

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They are words that came to define an era.

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UNIDENTIFIED PERSON: Are you a member of the Communist Party, or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?

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The title of the new film "The Fall Of The American Empire" makes it sound very grand. Critic Bob Mondello says it's actually an intimate crime comedy with an intellectual twist.

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And now to the galaxy's edge. The new Star Wars Land at Disneyland opens today. Fans can pilot the Millennium Falcon and wander the distant planet of Batuu brought to life, as Tim Greiving reports, with a cosmic soundscape.

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