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The Eye-Opening Saga Of Walter And Margaret Keane, Now On Screen

Walter Keane made his name with wistful paintings of big-eyed children — paintings actually done by his wife. Tim Burton directs and Amy Adams stars in Big Eyes, a new movie about the Keanes.

Cubans try to connect to the ETECSA server during a May 9 service outage as they wait with other customers outside the offices of the state telecom monopoly in Havana, Cuba. Cuba's government has blamed technological problems on a U.S. embargo. Critics of the government have said it deliberately strangles the Internet to mute dissent. Changing U.S.-Cuba relations may prove who's right. Franklin Reyes/AP hide caption

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For An Island Trapped In The '50s, An Instant Digital Revolution

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Towers Bonobo & Szjerdene
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The Eye-Opening Saga Of Walter And Margaret Keane, Now On Screen

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Big Eyes Lana Del Rey
So So Lovely Shigeto
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Friday I'm In Love Walt Ribeiro

Keith Herie is swamped in debt from medical issues he and his wife encountered starting about a decade ago. Heartland hospital is seizing 10 percent of his paycheck and 25 percent of his wife's wages, and has placed a lien on their home. Steve Hebert for ProPublica hide caption

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When Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Their Poorest Patients

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Col. Harry Shoup came to be known as the "Santa Colonel." He died in 2009. Courtesy of NORAD hide caption

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NORAD's Santa Tracker Began With A Typo And A Good Sport

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These amphipods were discovered by scientists from the University of Aberdeen in waters more than 4 miles deep, north of New Zealand. Similar shrimplike crawlers may lurk at the bottom of the Challenger Deep. Oceanlab/University of Aberdeen/AP hide caption

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7 Miles Beneath The Sea's Surface: Who Goes There?

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Tuition, room and board at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va., costs $45,000 a year. Parker Michels-Boyce/Randolph College hide caption

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The Administration's College Rating System: How It Looks On Campus

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Communion Cups and Someone's Coat Iron & Wine
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Bittersweet Samba Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass

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