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We can only assume this is the face Tom Hanks makes when watching one of his own movies. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Men In America

Break Out The Hanky: Tom's Got It Out For Your Tearducts

For our Men in America series, we asked men about the movies that make them cry. Reading through 5,000+ responses, we noticed a recurring theme — or should we say, a recurring man: Tom Hanks.

In 1995, amid an Ebola outbreak, Zairian Red Cross personnel picked up sick people and bodies left on the streets of Kikwit, 250 miles from the capital Kinshasa. Jean-Marc Bouju/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Why Treating Ebola With An Experimental Serum Might Help

3 min

Why Treating Ebola With An Experimental Serum Might Help

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Joseph Straus, 6, rides a zip line at the Berkeley Adventure Playground, where kids can "play wild" in a half-acre park that has a junkyard feel. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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NPR Ed

Where The Wild Things Play

7 min

Where The Wild Things Play

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From left: Ron Blair, Benmont Tench, Tom Petty, Mike Campbell. Their new album is Hypnotic Eye. Sam Jones/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Tom Petty On Cheap Speakers And George Harrison

16 min

Listen Now

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Somi's 18-month stay in Lagos was meant as an honor for her departed father, a man who had immigrated to the U.S. from Africa. Glynis Carpentar/Courtesy of DL Media, Inc. hide caption

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Music Reviews

Album Review: 'The Lagos Music Salon'

3 min

Album Review: 'The Lagos Music Salon'

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Brooke Hammerling, the founder of Brew Media Relations, says she created her own firm because she got sick of a mix of dismissive tech guys and sexism inside some companies. Christof Stache/dpa/Landov hide caption

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All Tech Considered

In Tech Marketing Jobs, Women's Successes Are Rarely Recognized

5 min

In Tech Marketing Jobs, Women's Successes Are Rarely Recognized

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