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Smash Avishai Cohen
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The Broadway cast of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, from left: Lee Pace, Ellen Barkin, Wayne Alan Wilcox, Patrick Breen, Jim Parsons, Joe Mantello, John Benjamin Hickey, Luke Macfarlane, Richard Topol and Mark Harelik. Joan Marcus hide caption

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'The Normal Heart,' Still Pumping Love And Fury

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Kinky Haroosh Shooglenifty
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It Hurts Me Too Elmore James
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Images like this one, of Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a New York City courtroom, shocked many in France. Cameras are not allowed in French courtrooms, and "these images were brutally real for French people," said one magazine editor. Emmanuel Dunand/Pool/AP hide caption

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Politician's Arrest Sparks Soul-Searching In France

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Harmon Killebrew, Baseball's Humble Slugger, Dies

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Confusing Possibilities The Six Parts Seven
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Creeper Steve Hancoff
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Single Petal of a Rose: Duke Ellington for Solo Guitar, Vol. 2
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Scientists And Musicians Compare Notes

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Those Darlins' latest album, Screw Gets Loose, finds the group moving toward harder-rocking material. Veta&Theo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Those Darlins: Making Un-Country Noises

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Boy Those Darlins
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We Could Forever Bonobo
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Ursula von der Leyen, the German labor minister, says voluntary gender quotas set by companies won't be sufficient. "I want to see concrete figures and results from the DAX top 30 post-haste. Otherwise we will start negotiating with legal measures," she says. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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German Boardrooms Lack Women. Can Quotas Help?

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Everything Falls Apart The One AM Radio
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San Diego resident Brennan Savage photographs his son, Liam, posing with the Madonna-surfing mosaic on Encinitas Boulevard's railroad bridge support. Charlie Neuman/The San Diego Union-Tribune via ZUMA Press hide caption

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Virgin Of Guadalupe Mosaic Surfs Into Calif. Town

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Bloody Coat Lewis & Clarke

Casey Anthony sits in the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center in Clearwater, Fla., on the second day of jury selection in her trial. Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, in the summer of 2008. Jury selection is being held outside Orlando because of intense media coverage. Joe Burbank/AP hide caption

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A Trial Begins: Did Casey Anthony Kill Her Daughter?

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Longing for Solitude Zagar
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From left: Brothers and Boyardee co-founders Paul, Hector and Mario Boiardi, pictured with company secretary Carl Columbi at Boyardee headquarters in Milton, Pa. Stewart, Tabori & Chang hide caption

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The Man, The Can: Recipes Of The Real Chef Boyardee

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I Been Born Again The Phenomenal Handclap Band
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