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'Anomalisa' Is A Charlie Kaufman Movie Featuring Puppets. Yes, It's Weird

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews Anomalisa, the latest weirdness from the writer of Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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In LA, Renewed Focus On Training Police On When To Shoot, And When Not To

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Occasional Magic Yppah

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (from left), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President Jacob Zuma pose for a photo during the BRICS Summit in Ufa, Russia, in July. RIA Novosti via AP hide caption

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Highflying 'Emerging Markets' Had Their Wings Clipped In 2015

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Double Trouble Karriem Riggins
Spirit Future Islands
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With No Museum, Thousands Of Mexican Instruments Pile Into This Apartment

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Breaking Up Charli XCX
Profundo Grosso The Greyboy Allstars
Thinkin Bout You Stevens, Becca Band
Sad Machine Porter Robinson
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Green Chimneys Santi Debriano & Roni Ben-Hur
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The upshot from a study of more than 75,000 low-risk births is that "childbirth in the United States is very safe regardless of where you decide to do it," says Dr. Michael Greene, who directs obstetrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Photofusion/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Giving Birth Outside A Hospital Is A Little Riskier For The Baby

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Black Rain The Mattson 2

A veiled woman and a man embrace in this work by Mohammed Labban at the recent art exhibition "LoudArt," an annual event in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah. The exhibit, curated by a woman, often challenges conservative traditions in the kingdom. Deborah Amos / NPR hide caption

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In Ways Big And Small, Saudi Arabian Women Are 'Pushing Normal'

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'Anomalisa' Is A Charlie Kaufman Movie Featuring Puppets. Yes, It's Weird

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An Evening I will Not Forget Dermot Kennedy
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