Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of The Washington Post (left) and journalist Bob Woodward talk in 2011 during the program "Remembering Watergate: A Conversation" at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, Calif. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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Remembrances

Ben Bradlee, Who Led 'Washington Post' To New Heights, Dies

As editor, Bradlee led the newspaper to national eminence with charm, drive, instinct and, most notably, an epic confrontation with the Nixon White House. He was 93.

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Politics

The 2014 Campaign Ads That You Just Can't Stop Replaying

States that could determine which party controls the Senate next year have been barraged for months with campaign ads. For better or for worse, here are some of the most noteworthy.

Sam Hunt has written hits for both Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban. His debut album, Montevallo, is out on Oct. 27. Chase Lauer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Record

Are These The Next Crossover Country Stars?

Now that Taylor Swift has left Nashville behind, a handful of other up-and-coming stars are showing how country crosses over with other genres — and hoping for success that does the same.

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Movie Interviews

Ed Norton On 'Birdman,' Wes Anderson And Why $40 Makes Him Proud

Making Birdman "was one of the most creatively satisfying experiences I've had," Norton says. He also talks about why Anderson's films are deep and getting royalties for the music on Death to Smoochy.

Angie Gardea depends on her job at a hair salon to put food on the table. But because of the Ebola outbreak, business has been slow. Customers are afraid to come in. Michaeleen Doucleff/NPR hide caption

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Goats and Soda

For Healthy Liberians, Life Continues — With Some Adjustments

The million-plus healthy residents of Liberia's capital, Monrovia, are doing their best to maintain their lives in a city where Ebola has killed more than 1,300.

Bryan Cranston (left) starred as chemistry teacher turned meth cooker Walter White, and Aaron Paul played former student and co-conspirator Jesse Pinkman in AMC's Breaking Bad. Ben Leuner/AMC hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

After Controversy, Toys R Us Pulls 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures

A Florida mom started a petition calling on the retailer to stop selling action figures based on drug dealers. Toys R Us had said the Breaking Bad toys were meant for adults.

Dr. Denis Mukwege (left) listens as Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague speaks after the two men were presented Georgetown University's annual Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Advancing Women in Peace and Security, at Georgetown University in Washington, in February. Mike Theiler/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Congolese Doctor Denis Mukwege Receives Sakharov Prize

The gynecological surgeon's Panzi Hospital in eastern DRC has treated thousands of women who were victims of rape.

Candice Nelson fits her daughter Arya Kubesh with a Halloween hat at a store at Galleria Mall in Edina, Minn. Retailers are hoping Halloween will give them a good bounce into the peak spending time of the year. Elizabeth Flores/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Business

Halloween-Thanksgiving-Hanukkah-Christmas-New-Year Buying Begins

Most retailers are feeling optimistic as analysts forecast rising sales over this long shopping season. They are hoping Halloween will give them a good bounce into the peak spending time of the year.

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