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Adman Was King Of The One-Liners, But Knew Where To Draw The Line

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Navy Lt. Edward O'Hare, for whom Chicago's O'Hare Airport is named, sits in the cockpit of the plane in which he shot down six Japanese heavy bombers in WWII. Associated Press hide caption

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He Gave His Life For The Nation And His Name To An Airport

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A School Lunch Denied Prompts Powerful Action In A World Of Words

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If Match.com and MLB's new collaboration works out, more couples could be rounding first base on the kiss cam. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Love Your Profile, Take Me Out To The Ball Game?

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If you've flown, you've very likely also thumbed through the SkyMall catalog stuffed in the seat pocket. The catalog's captive audience is reported to be nearly 20 million readers. iStockphoto hide caption

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Want A Tour Of The American Psyche? Flip Through SkyMall

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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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