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Demonstrators gathered outside the Ohio Statehouse last week to protest Senate Bill 5, which would have banned collective bargaining for state workers. Unions say legislation being pushed by Republican governors nationwide is an attack on their very existence. Jay LaPrete/AP hide caption

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Matthew Alfred Yankovic, better known as "Weird Al," has recorded 12 albums and won three Grammys. He once worked as an "accordion repo man," collecting rented accordions from children when they had stopped taking lessons at school. Seth Olenick hide caption

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A farmer harvests a corn crop near Monticello, Ill., last September. The price of wheat and corn jumped 70 percent in the second half of 2010. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Emil Richards: Timekeeper Of Tinseltown

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