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Author Reynolds Price poses in his Durham, N.C., home June 8, 1998. Price, the author of more than 30 books, died Thursday. He taught at Duke University for more than 50 years. Grant Halverson/AP hide caption

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I'm On Fire Willie Nillie 0:30

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Wilfrid Sheed, author of a wide range of books, novels and non-fiction died Thursday at the age of 80. He was born in London in 1930 into a literary family; his parents founded the prominent Catholic publishing house Sheed & Ward. Leonard McComb/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image hide caption

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New Orleans Instrumental No. 1 [Instrumental] R.E.M.

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Duettino Improvisando, for vibraphone & marimba Tom Collier 1:06

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Are people starting sentences with "so" more frequently than ever or are we just noticing it more? Leigh Wells/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder. Kelvin Murray/Getty Images hide caption

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Jonathan Franzen is also the author of Freedom and the essay collection How To Be Alone. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO hide caption

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