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While Broadway Sings Its Praise, The Wigmaker Remains Unsung

Sunday night's Tony Awards will honor actors and actresses, but not those who create their elaborate coiffures. That's because the best in the business know how to stay out of the spotlight.

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'Obvious Child' Tells An Abortion Story With Rom-Com Heart

The film follows a comic as she gets dumped, fired and pregnant from a one-night stand. Director Gillian Robespierre says despite the film's dark opening, she always knew it'd have a happy ending.

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If The NSA Can't Keep Call Records, Should Phone Companies Do It?

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Frenchman Joseph Dellecolle, (left) 63, and his son Pierre-Yves, 40, dressed in American uniforms and drove a 1940s American military jeep to attend the D-Day commemoration on the beaches of Normandy. The elder Dellecolle says he attends every year and cries when he thinks of the many sacrifices made to liberate Europe. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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One Frenchman's Commitment To Keeping D-Day Memories Alive

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We Are One (Ole Ola) Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Claudia Leitte

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The World Cup Reminds Us That All The World's A Soccer Field

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'Obvious Child' Tells An Abortion Story With Rom-Com Heart

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The Obvious Child & You Can Call Me Al RTE Concert Orchestra

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A Christian Climate Scientist's Mission To Convert Nonbelievers

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Gripes About Health Costs Punctuate A Cross-Country Trip

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The Betty Ford Center, an alcohol and drug rehabilitation clinic, is famous for its intensive rehabilitation that takes patients out of their regular lives. New thinking in the medical community, however, advocates treating addiction as a chronic illness that requires lifelong care. Eric Thayer/Getty Images hide caption

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For Addicts, There May Be Another Road To Wellness

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While Broadway Sings Its Praise, The Wigmaker Remains Unsung

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