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Sam Riley (left) as Pinkie Brown, and Andrea Riseborough as Rose, in Rowan Joffe's adaptation of Graham Greene's 1938 novel Brighton Rock. Alex Bailey/IFC Films hide caption

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Movie Interviews

A Devil And An Angel, In Love In 'Brighton Rock'

9 min

A Devil And An Angel, In Love In 'Brighton Rock'

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Syrian street vendors display their goods in downtown Damascus on Tuesday. Syria's economy was hit hard initially by the anti-government uprising. It has bounced back, but now the U.S. is urging the European Union to join in banning imports of crude oil from Syria. Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East

Sanctions May Put Slow Squeeze On Syria

4 min

Sanctions May Put Slow Squeeze On Syria

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke walks past reporters as he arrives at the economic policy symposium at Jackson Hole in Moran, Wyo., on Friday. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Economy

Seeking Prescription For Ailing Economy

3 min

Seeking Prescription For Ailing Economy

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The New Madrid earthquakes broke up rock like this section of rock face, which was later filled with sand. This photo, from Mississippi County, Mo., was taken in 1904. M.L. Fuller (Image 336)/USGS hide caption

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Science

At New Madrid Fault, Shaky Guesses On Next Quake

6 min

At New Madrid Fault, Shaky Guesses On Next Quake

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A crowd previews a selection of art from the Reclamation Project, which has reused debris from the tornado in Joplin, Mo. Leedy-Voulkos Art Center. hide caption

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Leedy-Voulkos Art Center.

National

Joplin Debris 'Reborn' In Kansas City Art Project

2 min

Joplin Debris 'Reborn' In Kansas City Art Project

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The primrose means childhood, which the main character of "The Language of Flowers" never really had growing up in a series of foster homes and institutions in northern California. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Speaking Of Foster Care In 'The Language Of Flowers'

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Red Hot Chili Peppers, left to right: drummer Chad Smith, lead singer Anthony Kiedis, new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, bassist Flea. Ellen Von Unwerth hide caption

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Music Interviews

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Carry On

11 min

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Carry On

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