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James Earl Ray was sentenced to 99 years in prison for the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. He died in prison in 1998. Hulton Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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A Superheroic Friendship: After his media-mogul father dies, Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) uses the family's fortune -- and chauffeur, Kato (Jay Chou), -- to become The Green Hornet, a masked crime fighter. Jaimie Trueblood/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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Trader John Panin checks prices as he works at the New York Stock Exchange. Fewer traders are now on the floors of the exchanges because of computerized trading. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Margaret Whiting performing onstage in New York City in 1987. Ray Fisher/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image hide caption

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Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) and U.S. Marshal Reuben "Rooster" Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) seek the man who gunned down her father in Joel and Ethan Coen's True Grit. Lorey Sebastian/Paramount hide caption

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Mira Bartok is the author of 28 books for children. The Memory Palace is her first book for adults. Courtesy of the author hide caption

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Amy Chua is the author of two books on globalization and democracy and is a professor at Yale Law School. Courtesy Penguin Press/ hide caption

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The Sportsman's Warehouse where the Glock 9mm handgun was reported purchased by Jared Lee Loughner who allegedly opened fire outside a Safeway grocery store in Tucson the day before on January 9, 2011. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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This undated photo shows William Trevor, author of Cheating at Canasta, Love and Summer and other collections and novels. Jerry Bauer/AP hide caption

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In 1959, Alan Lomax traveled through the American South to record the stories of folk musicians. Shirley Collins/Library of Congress 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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Matt LeBlanc (left) plays himself in the new Showtime comedy Episodes, which also stars Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Grieg as married screenwriters struggling to adapt their British comedy for an American audience. Colin Hutton/Showtime hide caption

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Dean (Ryan Gosling) is content centering his life around his family; he must reconcile his desires with his wife's ambitious career plans in Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine. Davi Russo/The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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An employee hands a gun to a customer at a gun shop in Fort Worth, Texas. Eight of the top 12 U.S. dealers of guns traced to Mexico are located in Texas. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Henry Threadgill threads together musical strains from America's past and all over the globe. Courtesy of Pi Recordings hide caption

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