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James Franco (left) and Seth Rogen in The Interview. The North Korean dictator promised "merciless counter-measures" if this film was released. Ed Araquel/AP hide caption

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North Korea's Cyber Skills Get Attention Amid Sony Hacking Mystery

A North Korean official now denies its involvement in one of the worst corporate hacks in history, after a different official played coy. How sophisticated are the Hermit Kingdom's hackers?

Altiplanos Pierre Bensusan
Fly Away Barbara Dennerlein

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was a lead sponsor of a bill that would allow special savings accounts for people with disabilities. She spoke about her son Cole, who has Down syndrome, on the House floor. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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For Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Aiding Children With Disabilities Is Personal

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HIGH STRUNG SUITE: THIRDS ADRIAN LEGG
From a Dream Oregon
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North Korea's Cyber Skills Get Attention Amid Sony Hacking Mystery

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Dust Shuffle Brian Eno

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Sapiosexual Seeks Same: A New Lexicon Enters Online Dating Mainstream

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Funk Hunter The Headhunters
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Raffles in Rio Mark Isham

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With Harvest Season, 'Trimmigrants' Flock To California's Pot Capital

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Down Yonder Doc Watson
Dulce Libertad [Sweet Freedom] Lara & Reyes, Sergio Lara et. al.
Relativity EKO
Panda's Dream Dave Weckl
Menage a Trois Reels Beausoleil
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Skidaway Bob James

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Red Cross Misstates How Donors' Dollars Are Spent

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Variations of a Bloodline: From the Same Blood/Fellowship (Like ...) Brian Blade
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A Burger Joint Pays $15 An Hour. And, Yes, It's Making Money

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City of Industry/Garden of Ruins Forever Einstein
Troubled Thoughts Matt Eakle

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Who Made That Flavor? Maybe A Genetically Altered Microbe

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Awful Pretty, Pretty Awful Jim Campilongo
Slime Rock Chris Thile

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