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Cooper's character, Pat Solatano, meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) while trying to get his life together after being released from a state institution. The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Bradley Cooper On Getting Back To His Roots

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Bradley Cooper On Getting Back To His Roots

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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity dug up five scoops of sand from a patch nicknamed "Rocknest." A suite of instruments called SAM analyzed Martian soil samples, but the findings have not yet been released. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Joe's Big Idea

Big News From Mars? Rover Scientists Mum For Now

4 min

Big News From Mars? Rover Scientists Mum For Now

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People crowd the aisles inside Macy's department store Nov. 25, 2011, in New York after the midnight opening to begin the "Black Friday" shopping weekend. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Business

Tempted By Holiday Discounts, Consumers 'Self-Gift'

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Tempted By Holiday Discounts, Consumers 'Self-Gift'

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Nina Simone (left) and actress Zoe Saldana are seen in this composite image. Saldana has been cast to play the late singer in a film biopic. John Minihan/Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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Movies

Controversial Casting For A Nina Simone Biopic

4 min

Controversial Casting For A Nina Simone Biopic

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A worker inspects a marijuana plant at a grow house in Denver on Nov. 8. Ed Andrieski/AP hide caption

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Will U.S. Try To Snuff Out State Marijuana Laws?

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A Bengal tiger named Richard Parker plays a central role in Life of Pi, a new movie adaptation of a novel some might describe as unfilmable. 20th Century Fox hide caption

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When 'Unfilmable' Books Make Memorable Movies

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When 'Unfilmable' Books Make Memorable Movies

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