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A Love Story Against The Backdrop of BASE Jumping

BASE jumping pioneer Carl Boenish became famous for jumping with his wife Jean in the 1970s and '80s. Marah Strauch, director of the documentary, says "this felt like a love story to me."

Fear and Saturday Night Ryan Bingham

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'Sunshine Superman': A Love Story Against The Backdrop of BASE Jumping

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Students walk through a gate on the Harvard University campus. In a recent complaint, dozens of groups have alleged that the school's admissions process holds Asian-American applicants to an unfairly high standard. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Behind The Curtain Of College Admissions, Fairness May Not Be Priority No. 1

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Alfonso Ribeiro, best known as Carlton Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will host America's Funniest Home Videos for its 26th season starting in the fall. Sam Diephuis hide caption

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Alfonso Ribeiro Wants To Let 'Funniest Home Videos' Shine

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It's Not Unusual Tom Jones

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Stephen Hough Puts His Experience Of A Miracle Into His Music

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Missa Mirabilis, for chorus & orchestra [Gloria] Christopher Maltman, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Duain Wolfe (conductor)
Body Language M.A.N.D.Y.

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