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Facing The Fiscal Cliff: Congress' Next Showdown

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In About Face, former supermodels (including Carmen Dell'Orefice shown above) talk about what it's like to grow old in an industry that is obsessed with youth. Mark Mahaney/Greenfield-Sanders Studio/Courtesy HBO hide caption

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Getting Old Is Hard, Even (And Especially) For Models

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Actress Lupe Ontiveros was known for her roles in the film Selena and the television series Desperate Housewives. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Remembers Actress Lupe Ontiveros

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In '1493,' Uncovering The World Columbus Discovered

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Christopher Beha is an associate editor at Harper's magazine and the author of The Whole Five Feet. Josephine Sittenfeld/Tin House Books hide caption

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Christopher Beha, On Faith And Its Discontents

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Leonard Blair of Toledo, Ohio is the bishop who assessed the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. You can hear Blair discuss the nuns' organization here. Courtesy Catholic Diocese of Toledo hide caption

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Bishop Explains Vatican's Criticism Of U.S. Nuns

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David Crist's father, George (left), discusses operations against Iranian attack boats with Navy Lt. Paul Hillenbrand. George Crist, a Marine Corps general, was commander of CENTCOM from 1985-1988. Courtesy of David Crist hide caption

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'The Twilight War' Between The U.S. And Iran

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Unraveling The Genetic Code That Makes Us Human

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The Eskimo Nebula, as shown through the Hubble Telescope. NASA/Flickr hide caption

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Jill Tarter: A Scientist Searching For Alien Life

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Colson Whitehead is a 2002 recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship. His writing has also appeared in Salon, The Village Voice, and The New York Times.

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When Zombies Attack Lower Manhattan

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Eddie Palmieri: Now A True 'Jazz Master'

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Sigourney Weaver stars as Secretary of State Elaine Barrish in the USA Network miniseries Political Animals. Andrew Eccles/USA Network hide caption

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Sigourney Weaver's Stately Role In 'Political Animals'

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'Antietam' Dissects Strategies Of North And South

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Demonstrators chant slogans supporting Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Friday. Khalil Hamra/AP hide caption

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A Reporter Looks At Where Egypt May Be Headed

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