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Jessica Lange plays Sister Jude, a stern nun running an insane asylum, in the second season of American Horror Story. FX hide caption

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Jessica Lange, Back In Black For 'Horror Story'

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Children in a Lahore slum after heavy rains. The slum has a large population of Pashtuns who came from Pakistan's lawless tribal regions; many carry the polio virus with them. Jackie Northam/NPR hide caption

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How The Taliban Is Thwarting The War On Polio

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An artist's impression shows a planet, right, orbiting the star Alpha Centauri B, center, a member of the triple star system that is the closest to Earth. ESO/L. Calcada/AP hide caption

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Scientist Find Nearest Planet Outside Solar System

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J.K. Rowling promotes her new novel, The Casual Vacancy, at Lincoln Center in New York. It was her only U.S. appearance. Dan Hallman/AP hide caption

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Thousands Line Up For Rare Rowling Appearance

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly Cabinet meeting at his offices in Jerusalem in October. A new report shows that Netanyahu raised more than 90 percent of his campaign money in the United States. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Israeli Politicians Look To U.S. For Campaign Funds

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