Heroes

14 days after they invited a camera crew into their house, they were homeless.

There goes the neighborhood. If you've ever wondered what happens when valuable natural resources happen to be in your backyard, the short version is it's not good.People who live in rural areas have little power to protest when industrial extraction replaces the hills and hollows of their paradise. They fought as long as they could. Surrounded on all sides, they finally had to leave. The real kicker: The gas company says they've only done this to 6% of the places they've got their eye on. The other 94% has people, and homes, and lives that will all get turned upside down — and they don't even know it. Is your backyard next?I don't know Annie and Jon, but they are friends of friends. Their abandoned farm is only 16 miles from my dad's home, where I grew up. Every time I go home, this is the conversation I hear: How could we possibly leave? How can we possibly stay?

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"The issue on the table..."

Two of Hamilton's most beloved numbers are the Cabinet Battles between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. In Cabinet Battle #1, the issue on the table was Hamilton's national financial plan. In Cabinet Battle #2, the issue was whether to provide France assistance in their revolutionary war.

But there was a third rap battle written for the show, which was cut due to time and because it didn't actually move the plot along. The issue on the table for Cabinet Battle #3? Slavery.

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