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Texas Republican Ted Cruz, then senator-elect, speaks to reporters before a freshman senators luncheon on Nov. 13. Harry Hamburg/AP hide caption

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Ted Cruz: From Texas Underdog To Republican Up-And-Comer

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Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio announced Friday that he has reversed his stance against same-sex marriage. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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The Power Of A Father's Love Overturns His Beliefs

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Guffran, 16, sits on the floor of her home, holding a letter she wrote to her father. A Shiite Muslim, Guffran's father was gunned down on the streets of Baghdad in 2006. Kelly McEvers/NPR hide caption

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Letters To My Dead Father

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Strachwitz and Ry Cooder backstage at Arhoolie's 50th anniversary celebration. Mike Melnyk/Arhoolie Records hide caption

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Arhoolie Records: 50 Years Of Digging For Down-Home Music

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy holds a hearing on gun control on March 7. The committee has since passed two bills on guns that are headed to the full Senate. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Talk Of Zombies Aside, Gun Bills Face Political Reality

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The vineyard at Round Pond Estate in Rutherford, Calif. Napa Valley is just one of wine-growing regions across the country. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Wine Revolution: As Drinkers And Growers, U.S. Declares Independence

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The noisy film is mostly wordless, with animals and nature filling in the blanks between its strangely stark images. The Cinema Guild hide caption

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'Leviathan': The Fishing Life, From 360 Degrees

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Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band lived to play music. A new box set, Skydog, collects the legendary body of work he produced before his death in 1971. John Gellman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Duane Allman: Guitar Playing That 'Gets Inside Of You'

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