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Mickey Mantle, right, and Roger Maris are shown in this 1961 file photo. That year, the two battled to beat Babe Ruth's record of 60 home runs in a single season. AP File Photo/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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The Chase For Babe Ruth's Elusive Home Run Record

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Aziz Ansari, who stars in the new film 30 Minutes or Less, says his comedy is about life and personal anecdotes. Colin Patrick Smith hide caption

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Aziz Ansari: From Business School To Hollywood

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Care for a little karaoke before you reach your destination? Meghan Keane/NPR hide caption

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No Judges In The 'Karaoke Cab,' Just Good Times

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Author David Browne describes the young James Taylor as a shy, troubled songwriter whose album Sweet Baby James became an unexpected hit. Max B. Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Author Interviews

A Soothing New Sound For A Crummy New Decade

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A Soothing New Sound For A Crummy New Decade

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