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Meryl Streep plays the title character, and Hugh Grant is her doting hubby, in Florence Foster Jenkins. Nick Wall/Courtesy of Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Meryl Streep's Singer Has Delusions Of Adequacy In 'Florence Foster Jenkins'

In her latest role, Streep plays a real-life laughingstock who fancied herself an opera singer.

Little Walter Rides Again Medeski, Martin & Wood & John Scofield
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Bola Bola En El Tres Los Wemblers De Iquitos

Meryl Streep plays the title character, and Hugh Grant is her doting hubby, in Florence Foster Jenkins. Nick Wall/Courtesy of Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Meryl Streep's Singer Has Delusions Of Adequacy In 'Florence Foster Jenkins'

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We'll Meet Again Johnny Cash
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Mirror, Mirror Dr. Dog
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As Serious as Your Life Four Tet
Action In Memphis

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Texas Farmworker: 1966 Strike 'Was Like Heading Into War'

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Rude Boy Don't Cry Bedouin Soundclash
Untitled Instrumental James Brown
Just Ain't Me Tommy Guerrero
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Ado Ibrahim carries his son Aminu through a village in northern Nigeria. Aminu was paralyzed by polio in 2012. David P. Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Polio Rears Its Head Again In Africa

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Deserters Rachel Zeffira
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Anthem for the Earnest The Bad Plus
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Layers Ryan Helsing, Matthew Setz
Descended from Myth Rjd2
Lisztomania Phoenix
Rebirth of Cool DJ Cam Quartet
Yellow Noise Spiro

Marta Karolyi, the national team coordinator for USA Gymnastics, looks at the scoreboard along with (from right) Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas during the women's qualification on Sunday. Karolyi, 73, is widely credited with helping make the U.S. women the best in the world. She is stepping down after the Rio Games. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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Pushing U.S. Gymnasts To The Summit, Marta Karolyi Leaves On Top

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Salvation The Limiñanas
Some Kinda Mean Joshua Breakstone

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