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Ben Stiller stars as a man who escapes his humdrum life by daydreaming in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which he also directed.

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Ben Stiller, Spinning Daydreams In 'Walter Mitty'

Known for his broad comedies, the actor takes a more serious turn in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, playing a man who copes with his boring life by creating a wild fantasy existence. He spoke with NPR's Melissa Block about the film, which he also directed.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announces that the city will demolish Turner Field after Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves leave for a new stadium in the suburbs in 2017. Reed says it was a hard decision but he thinks the city will be better for it.

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The Cost To Keep The Home Team At Home May Not Be Worth It

Increasingly, privately owned sports teams aren't just asking for newer, fancier digs. They're also asking the public to pay half — or more — of the bill.

The Chicago press covered Linda Taylor's 1977 trial extensively, and she dressed to court the cameras.

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The Truth Behind The Lies Of The Original 'Welfare Queen'

The story of the woman famously referred to as a "welfare queen" in Ronald Reagan's 1976 campaign is far more bizarre and unsettling than the stereotype she became the emblem for, as a stellar long read from Slate reveals.

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Everything Pharaohs 0:23

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Front Burner Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown 1:30

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Piezas (5) del siglo XVI, for piano [Pavana (Luis de Milán)] 0:20

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Watson's Excellent Adventure Charlie Musselwhite 0:59

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Giggle Water Los Straitjackets 1:30

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March for harpsichord in C major, Z. 648 0:29

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Not Fit for Human Consumption Ant Neely 0:06

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Step into My Dream Friction & Spice 1:00

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Step Out José González 0:06

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