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A funeral home attendant stands watch over the casket bearing blues legend B.B. King prior to his funeral mass at Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Indianola, Miss., Saturday, May 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, Pool)INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — B.B. King's early life personified the blues: He was born to dirt-poor sharecroppers in the cotton country of the Mississippi Delta and left alone by the deaths of his mother and grandmother when he was a child. But he never let those circumstances hold him back or define him, a minister said Saturday at the funeral of the blues legend.


2015-05-30 16:28:56 -0600

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) pictured with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the United Nations in New York on April 27, 2015Tehran rejected a key Western demand for site inspections Saturday and differences remained after US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart held talks to secure a nuclear deal. With a deadline a month away, a senior Iranian negotiator said the Geneva talks between Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif failed to bridge the differences between Tehran and world powers. "The differences are still there," Abbas Araghchi, deputy head of Iran's negotiating team, said at the end of the meeting.


2015-05-30 12:31:21 -0600