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Rick Blaine, the sentimental tough guy in Casablanca, pined for "As Time Goes By." The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Play It Again And Again, Sam

We're all seduced by repetition, music research suggests — 90 percent of the music we listen to, we've heard before. Beyond music, this bias toward familiarity holds up in every culture. What gives?

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U.S.

In New Exhibit, Running Shoes Are Potent Symbol Of Boston Bombing

Mourners left more than 600 pairs of sneakers at the site, shoes that held deeply personal meanings for runners before the race.

Are we in a tech bubble about to burst? Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion earlier this year. WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum speaks during a conference at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Spain. David Ramos/Getty Images hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Silicon Valley Buying Spree: A Tech Bubble, Or Strategy At Play?

Over the past few months, the country's biggest technology firms have spent billions buying startups like WhatsApp and Nest. That has analysts wondering if another tech bubble is about to burst.

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