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Electric football survived the advent of Madden video games and today has a cult following. Chris Benderev/NPR hide caption

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Electric Football, Invented In 1948, Still Alive And Buzzing

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Democrat Terry McAuliffe (left) and Republican Ken Cuccinelli talk before a debate in the Virginia gubernatorial race, last month in McLean, Va. Linda Davidson/The Washington Post/AP hide caption

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Shutdown Takes A Toll On GOP In Virginia Governor's Race

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In the emotionally fraught thriller Captain Phillips, Tom Hanks plays the real-life freighter captain whose Maersk Alabama was overtaken by Somali pirates in 2009. Columbia Pictures hide caption

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'Captain Phillips': High Stakes On The High Seas

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Ahmed Hassan is the leader of the group of young Egyptian revolutionaries at the center of The Square. Noujaim Films hide caption

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'The Square' Tightens Lens On Egypt's Revolution

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Detail from the 15th century work Last Judgment, by Giovanni da Fiesole, also known as Fra Angelico, depicting dancing angels, saints and the gate of heaven. Alfredo Dagli Orti/The Art Archive/Corbis hide caption

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Heaven Is Waiting; Hell Is A Different Question, Nun Says

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In 1965, Muhammad Ali and Lincoln Perry (Stepin Fetchit) teamed up in pursuit of a legendary boxing technique: the anchor punch. Courtesy of New York Theatre Workshop hide caption

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'Fetch Clay, Make Man': Ali, Fetchit And The 'Anchor Punch'

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