Curious George — who was originally named Fifi — turns 75 this year. Despite some dated themes (we're looking at you, Man with the Yellow Hat) George is now a multimillion-dollar franchise. Margaret Rey says she and her husband had no idea what Curious George would become. "We loved monkeys and just wrote a book about a monkey," she said. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Curious George Celebrates 75 Years Of Monkey Business

George has had many close calls, but did you know he once outran the Nazis? Despite some dated themes (we're looking at you, Man with the Yellow Hat) George is now a multimillion-dollar franchise.

"Even people who come in cold without any knowledge — you still hope that somehow the music will speak to them," Christopher Rouse says. Jeffrey Herman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Newlywed Composer Christopher Rouse On His Encoded Musical Love Letters

In a piece on his latest album, the Pulitzer-winning composer uses a code of musical notes to spell out the name of his wife, Natasha. Another composition is inspired by her remarkable resilience.

Andrea Tantaros (right) is pictured in 2013 with her co-hosts of the Fox News show The Five. Tantaros says she was later demoted to being a host of the midday show Outnumbered, with a smaller audience, less promotion and less visibility. Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP hide caption

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Suspended Host's Lawsuit Casts Shadow Over Fox News' New President

Suspended Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has accused former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes of sexually harassing her. She says Ailes' former chief deputy, Bill Shine, acted to shut down her complaints.

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Andrea Tantaros (right) is pictured in 2013 with her co-hosts of the Fox News show The Five. Tantaros says she was later demoted to being a host of the midday show Outnumbered, with a smaller audience, less promotion and less visibility. Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP hide caption

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Curious George — who was originally named Fifi — turns 75 this year. Despite some dated themes (we're looking at you, Man with the Yellow Hat) George is now a multimillion-dollar franchise. Margaret Rey says she and her husband had no idea what Curious George would become. "We loved monkeys and just wrote a book about a monkey," she said. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Curious George Celebrates 75 Years Of Monkey Business

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U.S. District Judge Michael Davis is shown in his chambers in Minneapolis last year. The judge allowed Abdullahi Yusuf, 20, to take part in a jihadi rehabilitation program after he pleaded guilty last year to a plan to join ISIS. Yusuf's parents say the arrest of their son saved his life. They are encouraging other parents to speak out if they suspect their kids are being radicalized. Jeff Baenen/AP hide caption

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Parents Speak Out, Say FBI Arrest Saved Son On Verge Of Joining ISIS

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"Even people who come in cold without any knowledge — you still hope that somehow the music will speak to them," Christopher Rouse says. Jeffrey Herman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Newlywed Composer Christopher Rouse On His Encoded Musical Love Letters

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