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A Mother Rises Through The Ranks In 'Monkey Kingdom'

Macaque monkeys born at the top of society live like royalty. The new film from Disneynature follows a monkey born at the bottom of the pile who struggles to makes a better life for her family.

A general view of downtown Oklahoma City as basketball fans gather outside Oklahoma City Arena. The once run-down area has undergone a major transformation over the past 20 years. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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Murrah Building Bombing Prompted Oklahoma City's Downtown Revival

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Oklahoma Dan Bern
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Crossroads Randy Edelman

Aydian Dowling is currently leading the annual "Ultimate Guy" contest held by Men's Health magazine. If he wins, he will be the first trans man to appear on the cover. Jason Robert Ballard/FTM Magazine hide caption

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Transgender Man Leads 'Men's Health' Cover Model Contest

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Portes du Souvenir Les Nubians
We Went Wild Lord Huron

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A Mother Rises Through The Ranks In 'Monkey Kingdom'

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Shock the Monkey Peter Gabriel
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Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats
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System of a Down is made up of four Los Angelenos of Armenian descent. This spring, they'll play their first-ever concert in their ethnic homeland. Frank Maddocks/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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System Of A Down, Armenia's Favorite Sons, On Facing History

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P.L.U.C.K. System of a Down
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