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Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow, host LL Cool J and Executive Vice President of Specials, Music and Live Events at CBS Entertainment Jack Sussman pose at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 23, a few days before the 2014 Grammy Awards. Kevin Winter/WireImage hide caption

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How The Organization Behind The Grammys Spends The Other 364 Days

What exactly does The Recording Academy do besides stage the annual Grammys telecast? The non-profit has been criticized for how it spends its money — and for how it hands out awards.

Visitors crowd the Las Vegas Strip to celebrate the new year. Glenn Pinkerton/AP hide caption

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An Unconventional Contender Emerges As GOP Ponders 2016 Convention

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Computer networks and GPS systems are only possible because of the precision timekeeping of atomic clocks like the one above, says clockmaker and physicist Jun Ye. Ye Group and Baxley/JILA hide caption

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Tickety-Tock! An Even More Accurate Atomic Clock

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Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow, host LL Cool J and Executive Vice President of Specials, Music and Live Events at CBS Entertainment Jack Sussman pose at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 23, a few days before the 2014 Grammy Awards. Kevin Winter/WireImage hide caption

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How The Organization Behind The Grammys Spends The Other 364 Days

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As a parent, how would you rate this moment on a scale of 1 to 5? In her new book All Joy and No Fun, Jennifer Senior says parenting research sometimes fails to quantify the joy of having a child. iStockphoto hide caption

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A Parenting Paradox: How Kids Manage To Be 'All Joy And No Fun'

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Insurers get paid more for older people under the Affordable Care Act, even if they're healthy. Tony Ding/AP hide caption

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The Healthy, Not The Young, May Determine Health Law's Fate

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Jason Amundsen of Locally Laid Egg Co. is one of four finalists in Intuit's Small Business, Big Game competition. Intuit says some 15,000 small businesses entered the contest. Craig Lassig/Invision/AP hide caption

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In The Super Bowl Ad Game, One Small Business Will Win Big

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A fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment in Casselton, N.D., in December. Bruce Crummy/AP hide caption

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String Of Oil Train Crashes Prompts Push For Safety Rules

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Choose wisely: What Mom eats during pregnancy can set the stage for obesity in her baby. Meg Vogel/NPR hide caption

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Can Mom's Pregnancy Diet Rewire Baby's Brain For Obesity?

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