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In the movie, Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) is a recent law school grad living in New York when an old flame — Logan Echolls — calls her back to her home town of Neptune, Calif. Robert Voets/Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment hide caption

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Pop Culture

Forget Nancy Drew: Thanks To Fans, 'Veronica Mars' Is Back On The Case

The show aired its last episode in 2007, but this week, after a record-setting Kickstarter campaign, its sharp-elbowed detective protagonist makes her big-screen debut.

Joshua Fattal (from left), Sarah Shourd and Shane Bauer were on a hike in 2009 when they unknowingly crossed a road that bordered to Iran. They were stopped by border patrol and imprisoned in Tehran. Mia Nakano/Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin hide caption

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In 2009, 3 Americans Went For A Hike, And Ended Up In A Tehran Prison

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National

A Boom In Oil Is A Boon For U.S. Shipbuilding Industry

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A Boom In Oil Is A Boon For U.S. Shipbuilding Industry

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Business

Happy National Pi Day

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Happy National Pi Day

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In the movie, Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) is a recent law school grad living in New York when an old flame — Logan Echolls — calls her back to her home town of Neptune, Calif. Robert Voets/Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment hide caption

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Forget Nancy Drew: Thanks To Fans, 'Veronica Mars' Is Back On The Case

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Lisa Garzone, 47, and Megan Smith, 25, became friends after grieving the loss of the man they both loved. StoryCorps hide caption

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StoryCorps

A Man's Death Unites The Women Who Loved Him

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A Man's Death Unites The Women Who Loved Him

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States are taking an out provided by Congress to avoid cutting food stamp benefits to families, many of whom already depend on food banks like the Alameda County Community Food Bank in Oakland, Calif. Antonio Mena/Courtesy of Alameda County Community Food Bank hide caption

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The Salt

States' Rebellion Against Food Stamp Cuts Grows

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States' Rebellion Against Food Stamp Cuts Grows

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Australian journalist Peter Greste (center) of Al Jazeera and his colleagues stand inside the defendants' cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood at Cairo's Tora prison on Mar. 5. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels

In Egypt, A New Courtroom Drama Every Day

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In Egypt, A New Courtroom Drama Every Day

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Just as characters in the play "Waiting for Godot" wait for someone named Godot, some believe that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is Iran's only politician who can end the country's waiting when it comes to resolving a nuclear deal. Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels

'Waiting For Godot' Strikes A Chord In Tehran

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'Waiting For Godot' Strikes A Chord In Tehran

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