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ISIS Beheads Former Director of Ancient Syrian Site

Khalid al-Asaad, who oversaw the sprawling ancient ruins in Palmyra, was beheaded in a public square, according to the Syrian government and Mr. Asaad’s relatives.

Bob Reynolds, a jazz musician, posts video saxophone lessons online and sells access to subscribers. Credit Damon Casarez for The New York Times

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