Jason Amundsen of Locally Laid Egg Co. is one of four finalists in Intuit's Small Business, Big Game competition. Intuit says some 15,000 small businesses entered the contest. Craig Lassig/Invision/AP hide caption

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Gladioli, Claude Monet, ca. 1876, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts hide caption

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This summer, movie studios were up to their necks in big-budget blockbusters, including Disney's The Lone Ranger, which ended up a huge bomb. Peter Mountain/Walt Disney Pictures hide caption

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Sculptor and writer Barbara Chase-Riboud is troubled by race-based groupings. She currently has an exhibition of work inspired by Malcolm X at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art hide caption

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Ron Woodroof holds a vial of Compound Q — a drug that, in 1989, the FDA hadn't evaluated. His Dallas Buyers Club, which acquired experimental AIDS treatments, is the subject of a new film in which Woodroof is portrayed by Matthew McConaughey. Randy Eli Grothe/Dallas Morning News/Corbis hide caption

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Dennis Chestnut stands next to a stretch of the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2. Chestnut, who has been working to clean up the Anacostia for decades, says it can take a long time for a nonprofit to see an end result. Abbey Oldham/NPR hide caption

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In Stephen King's novel and the film adaptations, Carrie (played by Sissy Spacek, left, in the 1976 version) is the one with the supernatural powers, but for NPR's Elizabeth Blair, Carrie's mother Margaret (Piper Laurie) was the truly scary character. United Artists/The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Shutdown signs have been posted at the National Museum of American History and other Smithsonian Institution museums, which will remain closed as long as the government is. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Instructions Not Included, a film starring and directed by Eugenio Derbez, was made specifically for a Mexican and U.S. Latino audience. Pantelion Films hide caption

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C., has opened a Digital Commons that features rows of desktop computers, portable electronic devices and even a 3D printer. DC Public Library/The Freelon Group hide caption

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At a Human Library event at the Santa Monica Public Library, a police detective "book" talks to two "readers." Human Library events and projects, which are held at libraries across the country, allow participants to "check out" volunteers and have conversations about their life experiences. Annie Wyndham Solomon (Wynsolo Photography)/Santa Monica Public Library hide caption

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