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Big Names, High Production Values ... And These Are Indie Flicks?

In very different ways, the indie films Joe (starring Nicolas Cage) and Only Lovers Left Alive (with Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton) bring a low-budget sensibility to Hollywood.

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Bolshoi Director, Recovered From Acid Attack, Begins U.S. Tour

Bolshoi Ballet artistic director Sergei Filin is in the U.S. for the first time since he was injured last year. He says he hopes ballet will help soothe international tensions.

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Ebola Drug Could Be Ready For Human Testing Next Year

There's no treatment yet for the deadly viral disease, but several approaches are in the works. At least one experimental drug seems effective in monkeys. Next step: safety tests in people.

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Can't Ask That? Some Job Interviewers Go To Social Media Instead

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Ebola Drug Could Be Ready For Human Testing Next Year

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Big Names, High Production Values ... And These Are Indie Flicks?

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Bolshoi Director Makes First U.S. Visit Since Acid Attack

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LBJ Carried Poor Texas Town With Him In Civil Rights Fight

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