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A Psychological Game Of Casting For 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Don't call this a "Wes Anderson film." No, with its mix of humor and darkness, the director's new movie is both familiar and quite different. Anderson and actor Ralph Fiennes talk about their process.

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The Salt

In The New Globalized Diet, Wheat, Soy And Palm Oil Rule

People around the world are eating a wider range of foods. But as a whole, we are increasingly reliant on a few crops. Researchers say that increases the risk of agricultural disaster.

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Shots - Health News

Flagging Down Taxi Drivers To Sign Up For Obamacare

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are working in Chicago and several other cities to sign up cabbies for health insurance as the March 31 open enrollment deadline nears.

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A Psychological Game Of Casting For 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'
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Flagging Down Taxi Drivers To Sign Up For Obamacare
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Cheese, glorious cheese! The European Union wants U.S. food makers to stop using names with historical ties to Europe. But what else would you call, say, Parmesan and Brie? Dinner Series/Flickr hide caption

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Europe Tells U.S. To Lay Off Brie And Get Its Own Cheese Names
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Come Close (Closer) [Remix][Instrumental] Common, Erykah Badu et. al.

Now that Eli Lilly & Co.'s antidepressant Cymbalta and some other blockbusters have gone generic, the company is spending less on promotional activities by doctors. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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Drugmakers Slash Spending On Doctors' Sales Talks
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Vines (The Great Mundane Remix) Emancipator
Teenage Elegance Sarah Dooley
Best Paper Airplane Ever Lullatone

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In The New Globalized Diet, Wheat, Soy And Palm Oil Rule
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Where Are You Driving (Instrumental) Laura Veirs

Le Pont Neuf, shown here in an 18th-century painting by Nicolas-Jean-Baptiste Raguenet, was completed in 1606 by Henry IV. The bridge's construction kicked off the reinvention of Paris in the 17th century. Today, it's the oldest standing bridge across the Seine. Public Domain hide caption

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When War-Torn Rubble Met Royal Imagination, 'Paris Became Paris'
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Si Tu Vois Ma Mer Sidney Bechet