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Day-Lewis has won two leading-actor Oscars, for 1989's My Left Foot and for 2007's There Will Be Blood. Munawar Hosain/Getty hide caption

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Daniel Day-Lewis: 'Nine' Lives, One Way Of Living

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Carla Bley stopped celebrating Christmas, but has tended a folder of favorite holiday music scores for many years. Klaus Muempher hide caption

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Music Interviews

A Traditional Jazz Christmas, An Unlikely Source

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A Traditional Jazz Christmas, An Unlikely Source

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Brig. Gen. Larry Nicholson (left) approaches Patrol Base Lakhari in southern Helmand province in this October 2009 photo. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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General: U.S. Troops To Hit Taliban Hard In 2010

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