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Pulitzer-winning music a tribute to Pennsylvania coal miners

Julia Wolfe, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for music, poses for a portrait, Monday, April 20, 2015 in New York. Wolfe’s “Anthracite Fields” was described by the judges as a “powerful oratorio for chorus and sextet evoking Pennsylvania coal-mining life around the turn of the 20th Century.” (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)Julia Wolfe descended hundreds of feet underground, into a dank, dark cavern with gleaming black walls: a Pennsylvania coal mine.

Wall Street's two major indexes drop; oil falls

Traders works on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Sinead Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major U.S. stock indexes lost ground on lackluster earnings reports on Tuesday, while oil fell on concerns about U.S. crude stockpiles and Saudi Arabia's announcement that it ended its military campaign in Yemen. The Nasdaq composite index was the brightest spot in U.S. stock markets. "We haven't seen much change in forecasts for the remainder of the year." Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. made an unsolicited bid to buy smaller rival Mylan NV, sending the Nasdaq Biotechnology index up 1.8 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 85.34 points, or 0.47 percent, to 17,949.59, the S&P 500 lost 3.11 points, or 0.15 percent, to 2,097.29 and the Nasdaq Composite added 19.50 points, or 0.39 percent, to 5,014.10.

US: NKorea should learn from nuclear talks with Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea should learn from the emerging nuclear deal with Iran that Washington is willing to engage its adversaries if it has a "credible" partner to negotiate with, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.
Amgen tops estimates with 51 percent spike in 1Q profit

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Amgen Inc. boosted first-quarter profit by 51 percent, thanks to surging sales of its top prescription drugs and ongoing cost cuts designed to free up cash to mount an unprecedented spurt of new product launches.
Atlanta's Mike Budenholzer voted NBA coach of the year

Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer becomes emotional as he speaks after he was introduced as the NBA coach of the year during a basketball news conference, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Budenholzer was right where he didn't want to be: the center of attention.

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