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According to the NFL's Peter O'Reilly, fans are drawn to the Madden NFL video game franchise because it lets them experience the NFL year-round in a realistic way. EA Sports hide caption

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How Madden NFL's Business Lineup Helps It Win Big

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Soraya Paksat of Voice of Afghan Women holds a knife that was confiscated from a woman who came to visit a young relative in one of the group's shelters. The woman intended to kill the girl for fleeing an abusive father. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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Afghan Women Fear Backsliding On Key Gains

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Abortion-rights opponents outside a Planned Parenthood of North Texas event in Fort Worth in February. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Texas can defund Planned Parenthood clinics because the organization provides abortions. David Kent/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Court Paves Way For Texas Planned Parenthood Cuts

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A promotional poster is seen at the Rave Fairfax Corner movie theater in Fairfax, Virginia, announcing the new movie "2016: Obama's America" that opened in theaters across the US, August 24, 2012. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'2016: Obama's America' Shows Up Strong When Most Box Office Is Weak

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Thomas Peterffy, shown here in 2010 Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images hide caption

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A Father Of High-Speed Trading Thinks We Should Slow Down

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Students work at the University of the People student computer center in Haiti. Students from 129 countries are currently enrolled with the institution. Courtesy of University of the People hide caption

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Online University For All Balances Big Goals, Expensive Realities

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Classically trained violinist Ben Powell makes the leap to jazz in his album New Street, a tribute to the late Stephane Grappelli. Ryan MacDonald/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ben Powell: In The Footsteps Of Jazz Fiddle Royalty

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