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Hamm plays FBI Special Agent Adam Frawley in the new big-screen crime drama The Town. Claire Folger / Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Edwin Newman, pictured above at his New York office in March 1976, died on Aug. 13 at the age of 91. Jerry Mosey/AP hide caption

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Clostridium difficile causes severe diarrhea and can frequently return, even when treated with antibiotics. The human body is home to trillions of bacteria. Janice Carr/CDC Public Health Image Library hide caption

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Justice Stephen Breyer has a degree in philosophy from Stanford University. He received his law degree from Harvard University. Steve Petteway hide caption

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Ricky Skaggs has received 14 Grammy Awards and was named the Country Music Association's Male Vocalist of the Year in 1982. Erick Anderson hide caption

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On Their Own: Zhang Qin and her brother, Zhang Yang, aren't allowed to live with their parents in urban Guangzhou — and so must depend on each other in a rural village in Sichuan province. Zeitgeist Films hide caption

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Every year, as many as 1 billion colds are caught in the U.S., says science writer Jennifer Ackerman. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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In the 1920s, Harlem's African-American population exploded — with nearly 200,000 African Americans inhabiting a neighborhood where there had been virtually no blacks 15 years earlier. Above, a Harlem street in 1942. National Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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From The Ashes: Acting, says Joaquin Phoenix, is like being a puppet. And even when he's not in front of the camera, he tells documentarian Casey Affleck, he's still (and always) playing a character named "Joaquin Phoenix." Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Jonathan Franzen is also the author of The Corrections: A Novel, and The Discomfort Zone, a memoir. He is pictured above at The New Yorker Festival Fiction Night in New York City in 2009. Joe Kohen/Getty Images hide caption

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Painter Will Cotton, known for his lush, dreamlike candy landscapes, was the art director for Katy Perry's "California Gurls" music video. He also created the cover art for the album. Will Cotton / EMI Music hide caption

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Adult bedbugs grow to 4-5 mm in length and are just 1.5-3 mm wide. They're reddish-brown and oval-shaped. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Robert Schimmel performs during the 2007 South Beach Comedy Festival at the Lincoln Theatre in Miami Beach, Fla. The comedian died Friday at the age of 60. Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images hide caption

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Journalist Lawrence Wright sits with several of the people he interviewed for The Looming Tower, his history of al-Qaeda. Photo courtesy of Lawrence Wright hide caption

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Recently, people have invoked sensitivities to oppose the building of an Islamic center near ground zero (above) and to urge Glenn Beck to move his rally at the Lincoln Memorial — which took place on the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Seth Wenig/AP Photo hide caption

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Dolly Parton has long been known as "The Queen of Country Music." Brendan Hoffman/Stringer/Getty Images Entertainment hide caption

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Country singer Charlie Rich was known as "The Silver Fox" because of his silver hair. Associated Press hide caption

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Doc Watson performs at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 1, 2009. Rick Diamond/Staff/Getty Images Entertainment hide caption

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From left: Dom Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson of Carolina Chocolate Drops have just released their latest album, Genuine Negro Jig. Julie Roberts hide caption

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Geoff Nunberg says that pop singers such as The Beatles and Elvis Costello may have visited wordplay from time to time -- but country music lives there. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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