In Birdman, Ed Norton (right) plays a talented but pretentious actor in a Broadway play being directed by an actor he disrespects (Michael Keaton, left) for having starred in a series of Birdman superhero films. Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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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.

Bryan Cranston (left) starred as chemistry teacher turned meth dealer Walter White, and Aaron Paul played former student and drug-dealing co-conspirator Jesse Pinkman in AMC's Breaking Bad, which wrapped up its fifth and final season on Sunday. Ben Leuner/AMC hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Toys R Us Under Fire For 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures

One Florida mom is calling on the retailer to stop selling action figures based on drug dealers in its stores. Toys R Us says the Breaking Bad toys are meant only for adults.

Thomas Nellon, left, 17, and his brother Johnson Nellon, 14, of Liberia, smile at their mother in the arrivals area at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, earlier this month. The brothers received a health screening upon arrival. The U.S. says it will step up screening measures for arrivals from Ebola-affected West African countries. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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Travelers From West Africa Must Enter 1 Of 5 U.S. Airports

The Department of Homeland Security Arrivals announced today that passengers from countries where the Ebola epidemic is raging will be subject to secondary screening at JFK, Newark, Dulles, Atlanta and Chicago.

Baroness Aino Bodisco, far right, looks on as Beatrice Lodge is fitted in a debutante dress by fashion designer Oscar de la Renta in 1956. Nina Leen/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty hide caption

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Remembrances

Oscar De La Renta Made Women Look And Feel Their Best

His designs weren't experimental, says fashion critic Robin Givhan, but their popularity proved that there's still a place in our culture for fashion rooted in beauty, propriety and decorum.

President Barack Obama casts a ballot in early voting for the 2014 midterm elections at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center in Chicago on Monday. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Mr. President, Don't Touch My Girlfriend,' Chicago Voter Teases Obama

CNN called it a "presidential love triangle" at an Illinois polling location, but, really, the episode was just some good fun.

The Daulatdia brothel is the largest in Bangladesh, with more 2,000 prostitutes. Many arrived here after being kidnapped by gangs, sold by family members or lured with promises of good jobs. Lisa Wiltse/Corbis hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Will A Sting, A Court Award And A Protest Help Stop Global Sex Trafficking?

Stories of trafficking — including a sting using a "Walking Dead" actress — are making headlines. An expert talks about the practice, which victimizes millions around the world.

Waverly Adcock, a sergeant and founder of the West Augusta Guard, prepares his company for inspection and battle at a Civil War reenactment in Virginia. Sara Smith, whose great-great grandfather was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, holds the Confederate battle flag. Courtesy of Jesse Dukes hide caption

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The Race Card Project: Six-Word Essays

6 Words: 'Must We Forget Our Confederate Ancestors?'

The Confederate flag is a sign of bigotry to some. For others, says reporter Jesse Dukes, it symbolizes family heritage and defiance — but also what he calls a "willful innocence" about U.S. history.

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