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Judge Michael Zusman's bialys are topped with roasted onions, poppy seeds and coarse salt. Daniel Zwerdling/NPR hide caption

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A Judge's Cookbook Reveals The Secrets Of Bialys And Bagels

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Elizabeth Smart Shares About Her Faith And Kidnapping

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Each bottle of Champagne contains around 50 million bubbles. But will any of them accelerate the inebriation process? Victor Bezrukov/Flickr.com hide caption

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Deggans: 2013 Offered Up More TV Cast Diversity, Foreign Shows

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Lea Seydoux plays Emma in the film Blue Is the Warmest Color, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. AP hide caption

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Screen Time: Bob Mondello's Favorite Films Of 2013

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