Peter Folk poses as his famed character, Lt. Columbo, in the detective television series Columbo. NBC/AP hide caption

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Peter Falk, TV's Legendary 'Columbo,' Dies At 83

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Kansas Cuts Public Funding For The Arts

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Oprah Winfrey's departure this week from her long-running TV show leaves a gaping hole in daytime television. Peter Wynn Thompson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Oh, The Void Oprah Leaves Behind

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Idina Menzel (left) and Kristin Chenoweth of Wicked perform during the 58th Annual Tony Awards. Frank Micelotta/Getty Images hide caption

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Oprah And 'Glee' Say Goodbye With Something 'Wicked'

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Though lobbyists target Capitol Hill, often those in public relations work on issues ahead of them, conditioning the legislative landscape. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images hide caption

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Under The Radar, PR's Political Savvy

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A branding firm came up with the name Swiffer by playing with words like "clean," "wipe" and "sweep." It's now one of Procter & Gamble's biggest sellers. Procter & Gamble hide caption

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With Billions At Stake, Firms Play Name That Mop

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Musical Theater Playwright Arthur Laurents Dies

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Under The Sea: Ewers and ceramic fragments thought to be more than 1,000 years old were found on a sunken merchant ship off the coast of Belitung Island, Indonesia, in 1998. M. Flecker hide caption

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From Beneath, A Smithsonian Shipwreck Controversy

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This year's Humana Festival includes Jordan Harrison's Maple and Vine, about a couple who decides to abandon their 21st-century lives to join a community o 1950s reenactors. Michael Brosilow/Actors Theatre of Louisville hide caption

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In Louisville, Humana Festival Thrives

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Fox Hunts For More Than Just Game As 'Rio' Hooks Up With 'Angry Birds'

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Japanese Relief Donations Not Necessarily Welcome

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Eugene Fodor was the first American to take home top honors at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. eugenefodor.com hide caption

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Remembering Violinist Eugene Fodor

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President Obama unveiled his 2012 budget on Monday, proposing a raft of spending cuts and tax hikes. It includes a proposed limit on the charitable deduction for the top income bracket, which has nonprofit organizations concerned. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Charitable Deduction Limit: Bad For Art Nonprofits?

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Mohamed Mounir, whose "Ezzay" is probably the most popular song of the Egyptian revolution. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Songs Of The Egyptian Protests

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