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As 'X-Files' Returns, Meet The Man Behind The Theme Song

At creator Chris Carter's request, composer Mark Snow tried to make the X-Files theme sound like The Smiths. In the process, he stumbled on a very different sound — that would become iconic.

Katerina Maylock teaches a college test preparation class at Holton Arms School in Bethesda, Md. The current version of the SAT college entrance exam is having its final run, when thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour reading, writing and math test. A new revamped version debuts in March. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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A History Of The SAT In 4 Questions

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A researcher holds a container with female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. This species transmits the Zika virus. Andre Penner/AP hide caption

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The Zika Virus Takes A Frightening Turn — And Raises Many Questions

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A Birthday Cake for Washington has been the subject of much criticism because it portrays slaves as being happy. Scholastic hide caption

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Teaching Kids About Slavery: Picture Books Struggle With The Task

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The supernatural investigations of FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) are scored by composer Mark Snow. Ed Araquel/Fox hide caption

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As 'X-Files' Returns, Meet The Man Behind The Theme Song

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, shown here at a rally last November in Concord, N.H. "Why people are so angry is, they're working harder and harder [and] many of them are slipping into poverty. Everyone is worried about the future of their kids," he said this week. Scott Eisen/Getty Images hide caption

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This Election, Anger And Frustration Aren't Just On The Right

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