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Responding to criticism over the handling of The Interview, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says his studio "very much wanted to keep the picture in release." DAVID MCNEW/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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The Two-Way

CEO Says Sony Pictures 'Did Not Capitulate,' Is Exploring Options

Melissa Block talks to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton about the cyber attack against his company and the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of The Interview.

A woman votes in the first round of the Tunisian presidential election on Nov. 23. The election went smoothly, but no candidate won 50 percent of a vote, forcing a runoff between the top two on Sunday. Hassene Dridi/AP hide caption

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With A Presidential Vote, Tunisia Seeks A Peaceful Transition

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Timothy Spall finds beauty in the unlikeliest places as painter J.M.W. Turner. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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'Mr. Turner' Is A Snuffling, Growling Work Of Art

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Responding to criticism over the handling of The Interview, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says his studio "very much wanted to keep the picture in release." DAVID MCNEW/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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CEO Says Sony Pictures 'Did Not Capitulate,' Is Exploring Options

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In his early 50s, after a long hiatus, the country singer has a new album and is touring. "Music keeps you eternally young," he says. "It just does." Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images hide caption

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In The Still Of The Night, There's A Riot In Garth Brooks

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Thousands gathered on the National Mall last week to protest the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Some law students say their involvement in the protests means their exams should be postponed. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Troubled By Grand Jury Verdicts, Students Request More Time For Exams

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