In Bernie, Jack Black plays a local mortician who murders his live-in companion after she won't stop nagging him. The movie is based on a true story. Deana Newcomb/Wind Dancer Films hide caption

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Mark Edens told his daughter Jessie about one night early in his career when he had to tell a woman her husband had died in a car accident. Edens was a police officer for 25 years. He told his story at StoryCorps in Atlanta. StoryCorps hide caption

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In Porgy and Bess, David Alan Grier plays the drug dealer Sporting Life, a role closely associated with Sammy Davis Jr. and Cab Calloway. Courtesy of the American Repertory Theater hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a campaign rally in Powell, Ohio, on Saturday. AP Photo/Evan Vucci hide caption

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Scenes in the movie Sleepwalk With Me -- about Mike Birbiglia's sleep disorder — made him emotional while filming them. Adam Beckman/IFC Films hide caption

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Dr. David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and writer. He directs the Laboratory of Perception and Action at Baylor College of Medicine. Sharon Steinmann/Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Texas, Houston Medical School hide caption

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Paul Auster is the author of fiction including The New York Trilogy and In the Country of Last Things. Lotte Hansen/Picador hide caption

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President Obama is on record as opposing superPACs for normalizing gigantic donations, but his campaign has hesitantly decided to accept donations from such groups. He is shown above speaking during a campaign stop in Oskaloosa, Iowa, last week. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Scenes in the movie Sleepwalk With Me -- about Mike Birbiglia's sleep disorder — made him emotional while filming them. Adam Beckman/IFC Films hide caption

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