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Sgt. Roman Diaz served with the Bravo Company platoon from the 101st Airborne's 502nd Infantry Regiment, known as the "Black Heart Brigade." Potomac Books hide caption

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In this 2005 file photo, jazz singer Abbey Lincoln performs during a Hurricane Katrina benefit concert in New York City. The songwriter, actor and singer died Saturday at the age of 80. Jeff Christensen/AP Photo hide caption

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In Fixing My Gaze, Sue Barry explains how she gained the ability to see the world in 3-D in her late 40s. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Dr. John, the legendary New Orleans musician, turns 70 this year. James Demaria Productions hide caption

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Laura Linney plays a suburban mom who discovers she has cancer in The Big C. "She's the reason to watch," says critic David Bianculli. Jordin Althaus/Showtime hide caption

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Siskel and Ebert popularized the famous "thumbs up / thumbs down" movie reviews -- and were credited with popularizing several films, including Hoop Dreams and My Dinner with Andre based on their reviews. Buena Vista Entertainment/AP Photo hide caption

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Arcade Fire's new album, The Suburbs, has the ambition of a rock opera. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Firefighters walk near flames towering from an oil pipeline explosion in northern China's Liaoning province on July 17. Anonymous/AP Photo hide caption

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Arresting Developments: Michael Cera plays Scott Pilgrim, a down-and-out bass player who falls hard for the mysterious, magnetic Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) -- and then has to fight for her. Double Negative/Universal Pictures hide caption

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As many as 100,000 people were crammed into tenement-style dwellings in New York's Lower East Side in the latter half of the 19th century. The overcrowded, poorly ventilated tenements became ovens during New York's 1896 heat wave, which killed nearly 1,500 people. Above, the yard of a tenement at Park Avene and 107th Street, circa 1900. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs hide caption

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Tony Judt died August 7, 2010 due to complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 62. NYU/AP Photo hide caption

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President Obama walks into the White House Rose Garden before making a statement about campaign finance reform legislation before the Senate on July 26. Chip Somodevilla/Staff/Getty Images News hide caption

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Max Headroom (Matt Frewer) appeared in music videos, a feature film, a TV series and commercials for products like New Coke. Shout Factory hide caption

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Al Capone was a huge man, author Jonathan Eig says. "He was on the level with Babe Ruth [and] Charles Lindbergh." Hulton Archive/Staff/Getty Archives hide caption

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Published in 1968, The Laughing Policeman is the fourth in the Martin Beck detective series by Swedish husband-and-wife team Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo. hide caption

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Clued In: Will Ferrell (left) and Mark Wahlberg play a pair of cops who are thrust into action and must hit the streets in order to solve a case. Macall Polay/Columbia TriStar hide caption

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Will Ferrell plays a bookish cop married to Eva Mendes in the new action-comedy The Other Guys. Macall Polay/Columbia TriStar Marketing Group hide caption

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A New Orleans Police car drives down Canal Street during Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 29, 2005. An ongoing investigation examines the actions of police officers in New Orleans during the aftermath of the hurricane. Chris Graythen/Stringer/Getty Images hide caption

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