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On location for Walk of Shame, camera crew members Larry Nielsen (center) and Milan "Miki" Janicin (right) help set up a crane shot. The wireless focus remote Nielsen will use is hanging from that purple carabiner on his jacket. Cindy Carpien/NPR hide caption

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The 86th Annual Academy Awards

Keen Eyes, Uncanny Instincts Keep Films In Sharp Focus

Believe it or not, the person responsible for keeping each and every shot of a movie in focus never looks through a camera lens. NPR's Susan Stamberg explains the role of the focus puller.

Kevin Counihan, CEO of Connecticut's health insurance exchange, hopes to be able to market their expertise. Jeff Cohen/NPR hide caption

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Connecticut Looks To Sell Its Obamacare Exchange To Other States

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The Blackphone, an Android software-based mobile, encrypts texts, voice calls and video chats. Albert Gea/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A Smartphone That Tries To Slip You Off The Grid

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An anti-Yanukovych protester walks past a barricade in Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest, in Kiev, Ukraine, on Wednesday. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

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Secretary Of State Kerry Says Ukraine Is Not A 'Cold War Story'

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One of this season's Oscar-nominated shorts is Mr. Hublot, a French-language animated film about a reclusive man who must learn to adapt to a new housemate — a robot dog. Zeilt Productions hide caption

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Oscar Glow, Today's Tech Help Short Films Find Their Fandom

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Dean Smith, doubling as Maureen O'Hara, with stuntman Lee McLaughlin on the set of McClintock! Courtesy of the Smith Family hide caption

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A Cowboy Stunt Double Who Made The Stars Look Good

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In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, a shipment of nuclear waste arrives at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, near Carlsbad, N.M. U.S. Department of Energy, Carlsbad Field Office/AP hide caption

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13 Workers Exposed To Radiation At N.M. Nuclear Waste Dump

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There are about 2,000 dairy cows on Pete Olsen's fifth-generation farm in northern Nevada. A new milk processing plant is now putting pressure on Olsen and other dairy farmers to expand the size of their herds. But with the ongoing drought, farmers are struggling to get enough feed for the cows they already have. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Drought Could Dry Up Nevada Dairy Farmers' Expansion Plans

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On location for Walk of Shame, camera crew members Larry Nielsen (center) and Milan "Miki" Janicin (right) help set up a crane shot. The wireless focus remote Nielsen will use is hanging from that purple carabiner on his jacket. Cindy Carpien/NPR hide caption

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Keen Eyes, Uncanny Instincts Keep Films In Sharp Focus

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