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Paraguayan government employee Daniel Alonso holds a portrait of Rutherford B. Hayes at the government building in Villa Hayes, the Paraguayan town named after the 19th U.S. president. Hayes is revered for a decision that gave the country 60 percent of its present territory. Jorge Saenz/AP hide caption

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Parallels

The Place Where Rutherford B. Hayes Is A Really Big Deal

The 19th U.S. president didn't leave much of a legacy at home. But in Paraguay, he's a hero, credited with helping save the nation after a disastrous war with its South American neighbors.

Terrifying terrorramas so scary you'll need a nurse on standby! Bob Mondello says the 1993 film Matinee brought back memories of his days writing Halloween horror ad copy for a movie theater chain. Courtesy of Universal/The Kobal CollectionTION hide caption

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Movies

Remembering All Night Fright Fests And Halloween Horrorthons

For Halloween, NPR movie critic Bob Mondello remembers scaring up some frights from his first job at a movie theater.

When Nightcrawler begins, Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is stealing scrap metal and struggling to get by. He lands a job as a stringer — a freelance cameraman for a local news station. Chuck Zlotnick/Open Road Films hide caption

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Movie Interviews

'Nightcrawler' Jake Gyllenhaal: We're All Complicit In 'If It Bleeds, It Leads'

"There's something very primal about the slowing down at an accident scene," says Gyllenhaal. He plays a freelance cameraman, racing to get the grisliest footage, in the film Nightcrawler.

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