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Special Shirt Charlie Hunter Trio
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Egg Radio Bill Frisell
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In Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew McConaughey takes on the role of Ron Woodroof, a Texas man who, diagnosed with AIDS in the 1980s, begins to smuggle experimental drugs in from Mexico. Anne Marie Fox/Focus Features hide caption

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Matthew McConaughey, Fiercely Committed To This 'Club'

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Ron Woodroof holds a vial of Compound Q — a drug that, in 1989, the FDA hadn't evaluated. His Dallas Buyers Club, which acquired experimental AIDS treatments, is the subject of a new film in which Woodroof is portrayed by Matthew McConaughey. Randy Eli Grothe/Dallas Morning News/Corbis hide caption

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The Dallas Cowboy Behind The Real 'Buyers Club'

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Sweet Thang [*] Shuggie Otis
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The Parterre Nancy Rumbel & Eric Tingstad

Runners train in Ngong, Kenya, in 2012. The country has produced the world's best distance runners for decades, and most belong to the Kalenjin people. Michael Steele/Getty Images hide caption

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How One Kenyan Tribe Produces The World's Best Runners

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Kita Kita Gaspar Lawal & Gasper Lawal
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In Walked Monk Guido Basso & Turner, Dave

American artist Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) looks up while seated at his drawing table, circa 1945. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Behind Rockwell's Idyllic America, There Were A Lot Of Therapy Bills

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Symphony No. 4 [1. Allegretto] New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)
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Sister Let Them Try and Follow Dirty Three
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Suzanne Cloud on the first day the health exchange marketplace opened, Oct 1. Because of problems with the HealthCare.gov website, she's now planning to use a paper application. Elana Gordon/WHYY hide caption

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HealthCare.gov's Rocky First Month Leaves Plenty Of Questions

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Baba Drame Bill Frisell
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Hanging from the Rafters Human Bell
Jaisalmer Richard Clayderman & Rahul Sharma
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Raffles in Rio Mark Isham

A young man gives a Catholic skullcap to Pope Francis as he greets the crowd before his general audience at St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Oct. 16. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In A Church Built On Tradition, The Pope Likes Spontaneity

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Saturday Night Live Original TV Soundtrack
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The Pentagon extended military benefits to same-sex spouses this summer, but some states have been resisting. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called that resistance "wrong" on Thursday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pentagon Pushes States On Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

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Twilight March David Benoit
Sinner Street Jimmy Thackery
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Flood Plain Al Petteway

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