The Simple Joys Of An Old-Fashioned Datebook
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Controversial writer Christopher Hitchens died Thursday after a long battle with cancer. Christian Witkin hide caption

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Christopher Hitchens' Legacy Of Defying Labels
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End Zone Dance: Asante Samuel (22, right) celebrates a touchdown after making an interception, as his Philadelphia Eagles teammates seem to wait for cues to the next dance steps, Nov. 13. Rich Schultz/Getty Images hide caption

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Look, Ma, I'm In The End Zone!
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Laura Nyro performs at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Laura Nyro's Lasting, Eclectic Musical Legacy
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Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim (above), two days after sexual abuse allegations against a former assistant were made public, and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing (below), during a youth leadership event last year, played alongside each other in the 1960s. Nate Shron/Getty Images hide caption

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For Two Old Teammates, Risks Of Loyalty Are Real
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What Black Friday Crowds Are Really Shopping For
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Florida players (from left) Taurean Green, Corey Brewer, Walter Hodge, Joakim Noah and Marreese Speights hold up the Southeastern Conference sign after defeating Arkansas in the SEC basketball tournament championship game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta in 2007. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Frank Deford: In With The South, Out With The East
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President Obama salutes service members from both sides of the Atlantic as he walks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy during the G-20 summit in Cannes, France, last week. Markus Schreiber/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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America's Stake In A United Europe
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly made a comment that German Chancellor Angela Merkel ate a "second helping of cheese," even though she says she's on a diet.

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Pass The Cheese, Hold The Leader Appearance Jokes
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Fans who are tired of the NBA lockout can get some basketball entertainment from a new show, Lysistrata Jones, which opens on Broadway next month.

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The (Basketball) Show Must Go On
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Siri's answer to the meaning of life is actually kind of impressive.

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It's A Girl! The New iPhone Speaks
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A Phiten necklace flies around the neck of Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Chris Narveson as he throws during Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.

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Baseball's New Bling Is Made For Believers
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