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The Oscar Nominees Are In; The Shanghai DVD Sellers Are Stocking Up

The Academy Awards are coming this month, and if you're still trying to see all the nominated films, it may be easier to find them in China than in the U.S. — if you don't mind the pirated versions.

The price of jet fuel has dropped, but airlines are still adding fuel surcharges to the price of many tickets. Many other industries that use large amounts of fuel, like shipping and delivery services, have also maintained extra fuel fees. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption

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With Oil Prices So Low, What's That Fuel Surcharge For, Exactly?

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Last Days of a Tragic Allegory Saxon Shore
Twilight Is Our Advocate Tonight Saxon Shore
Five and Nine Last Lungs
Stones Sonic Youth

Iraqi Sunni fighters from the Jubur tribe hold a flag in front of a house damaged during clashes with the Islamic State in the village of Sharween, northeast of Baghdad, on Jan. 27. The U.S. is trying to get more Sunni tribes to drop their support for ISIS and fight with the Iraqi government and the Americans. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Other Battle In Iraq: Winning Over Sunni Muslims

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Tih Hijaz
As the Stars Fall The Cinematic Orchestra
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Flashlight Bonobo

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The Oscar Nominees Are In; The Shanghai DVD Sellers Are Stocking Up

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"This music is almost sacred to him," Bob Love says of Bob Dylan's love for Frank Sinatra and the Great American Songbook. Christopher Polk/Polk/Getty Images for VH1 hide caption

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To Promote A New Album, Bob Dylan Gave His Only Interview To ... The AARP?

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Autumn Leaves Bob Dylan
Desolation Row Bob Dylan
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Randall Stephenson, chairman and CEO of AT&T, introduces President Obama before the latter's remarks Dec. 3 at the quarterly meeting of the Business Roundtable, a group Stephenson chairs. Stephenson has said that increasing regulation of the broadband industry — as proposed by the president — would have a substantial chilling effect on its investment in infrastructure. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Would FCC Plan Harm Telecom Investment? Even Industry Opinion Is Mixed

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Eric 500 The Water
Arch Social Club The Water
Hunger LITE
These Boots Are Made for Walkin' Nancy Sinatra
Stitch Matt Lynott
All the Landslides Birds Have Seen Since the Beginning of the World. Kaki King
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An Indian man on Dec. 2 surveys the damage following a fire a day earlier inside St. Sebastian's Church in New Delhi. This was the most serious of several incidents at churches since December. On a visit to India last week, President Obama urged Indians to respect religious freedom. Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In India, Catholic Church Attacks Spark Fears Of Intimidation

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