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January 8, 2015

This Week’s Signature Songs, State By State

Here are the songs that defined America from Dec. 30 to Jan. 5, presented by BuzzFeed and Spotify. A state’s “signature song” is not its most popular, but its most distinctive — that is to say, the one that residents of that state streamed proportionally the most as compared with the U.S. as a whole.

What We Know So Far About The Charlie Hebdo Attack

This week's terrorist attack on the offices of the French satirical newspaper sparked outrage around the world and a huge manhunt for the suspects. Two separate hostage situations near Paris have now concluded, although the number of casualties is not yet known. Our live updates on the situation are here. And here's a catch-up of what we know so far.

The Last Days Of Graceland Too, The World's Most Notorious Elvis Shrine

Paul MacLeod's memorabilia-stuffed Elvis shrine was the pride of Holly Springs, Mississippi, for 25 years — until this July, when MacLeod shot a man to death over $10, then died of a heart attack immediately afterward. What will become of MacLeod's dubious treasures, and two families ruined by hero worship at its most obsessive, is a drama worthy of a king.

Paris In Shock After Three Days Of Deadly Terrorist Shootings And Sieges

Police ended two related hostage situations near Paris. In one, to the northeast, the brothers wanted for the Charlie Hebdo massacre were also killed. To the east, a gunman who said he was working with the brothers was killed, along with four of his hostages, BuzzFeed News confirmed. Warning: Graphic images.

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