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Corruption Blurs The Lines Of China's Mistress Culture

An anti-vice crackdown in China has targeted mistresses and sex workers as part of a social problem, but mistresses have been an open secret in China for years.

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Latin Pride Swells For Mystery Model Behind Oscar Statuette

The buff and chesty Oscar statuette is said to be modeled after Mexican actor and director Emilio Fernandez. True story or Hollywood legend?

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When A Lost 'Lunchbox' Leads To Love, A Mistake Becomes A Miracle

When two lonely souls are connected through a misdelivered lunch box, they begin a romance by letters — and by food. Ritesh Batra, director of The Lunchbox, talks about his surprising love story.

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Corruption Blurs The Lines Of China's Mistress Culture

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No snowpack, no hay: In the northern Nevada, cattle feed is getting hard to come by, as sources of water diminish in supply. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Even In A Desert, Drought Spells Trouble For Ranchers

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Latin Pride Swells For Mystery Model Behind Oscar Statuette

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Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Part 3: the Salt Air Alexandre Desplat

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When A Lost 'Lunchbox' Leads To Love, A Mistake Becomes A Miracle

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Philippe Jaroussky's new album is Farinelli: Porpora Arias. Marc Ribes /Erato/Warner Classics hide caption

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Philippe Jaroussky And The Impossibly High Male Voice

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Semiramide riconosciuta, opera (1st version) [Si pietoso il tuo labbro] Philippe Jaroussky, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon (conductor)
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