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Home Of Second City Comedy Ranks First In Humor
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"Tie" has a limp, but seems conspicuously spirited and friendly after her race down the Metro-North Hudson Line. Meredith Daniels/New York MTA via AP hide caption

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Dog Races The Rails To Manhattan — And Wins New Yorkers' Hearts
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Firefighters salute the funeral procession for Lt. Ed Walsh, a Boston firefighter who died in a nine-alarm fire late last month. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Firefighters Face Danger Head On (Whomever They're Rescuing)
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What legally makes whiskey taste like Tennessee? Piotr Wawryniuk/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A Bill To Distill Simmers In Tennessee
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Crimean Tatars carry the body of Reshat Ametov during his funeral outside the town of Simferopol on Tuesday. Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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A Tatar's Death Chills Those Who Suffered Under Russia Before
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The essay portion of the SAT exam will become optional in 2016, the College Board announced this week. iStockphoto hide caption

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'Unproductive Anxiety' And The Solo Act Of Essay Writing
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Chicago writer-actor-director Harold Ramis died Monday. He was 69. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images hide caption

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Lessons In Humility From A Chicago Kid Called Harold Ramis
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Ukrainian skier Bogdana Matsotska decided not to compete in Friday's slalom race, in a show of solidarity with protesters in Kiev. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ukrainian Olympic Skier's Stand Is A Sacrifice For Her Country
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Shirley Temple started performing in films when she was just 3 years old. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Shirley Temple's Films Still Charm After All These Years
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China's National Stadium, right, and National Aquatics Center, cost half a billion dollars to build and struggle to attract visitors. Greg Baker/AP hide caption

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Forego The Faux Snow: The Games Could Use A Permanent Home
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Opera singer Renee Fleming will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" live on Sunday night. Larry Busacca/Getty Images hide caption

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Opera Star Renee Fleming Brings Grace To The Super Bowl
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Former NBA basketball star Dennis Rodman leaves a sports arena after a practice session for North Korean basketball players in Pyongyang in December 2013. David Guttenfelder/AP hide caption

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Rodman's Tour Of North Korea: Diplomacy Or Propaganda?
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Billie Jean King spoke with CNN after being named to the delegation, saying "I'm very proud to go as an athlete, and as a gay woman." Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

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Billie Jean King Travels With A Message About History
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Anthony Rapp (left) and Adam Pascal perform a scene from the New York Theatre Workshop production of Rent in 1996. Joan Marcus/AP hide caption

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Draining The Daring From A High School Production Of 'Rent'
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Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu raise their fists in 1990, one day after Mandela was released from jail. Walter Dhladhla /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As We Memorialize Mandela, Remember Those Who Stood With Him
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