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Robert Duvall (right) was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Judge, which also starred Robert Downey Jr. The nomination left many critics scratching their heads. Claire Folger/AP hide caption

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And The Oscar Goes To ... Wait, Who Hasn't Had One In A While?

It's happened enough that it's a thing: A stellar actor is awarded for a not-so-stellar role. Many feel it happened again this week with the Oscar nominations.

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Finding the Butterfly Alexander Turnquist

Provo, Utah, is one of three cities in which Google is rolling out its Google Fiber gigabit Internet and television service. George Frey/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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As Cities Push For Their Own Broadband, Cable Firms Say Not So Fast

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When It Wobbles Rjd2
Salaam - Peace - Hamba Kahle Dollar Brand

Robert Duvall (right) was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Judge, which also starred Robert Downey Jr. The nomination left many critics scratching their heads. Claire Folger/AP hide caption

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And The Oscar Goes To ... Wait, Who Hasn't Had One In A While?

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Deborah Voigt regularly hosts and performs in the Metropolitan Opera's The Met: Live in HD series. Heidi Gutman/HarperCollinsPublishers hide caption

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A 'Down-To-Earth Diva' Confronts Her Flaws And Good Fortune

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Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b [Zweiter Aufzug Vorspiel 2.Akt - "Hojotoho!"] Stephanie Blythe, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine (conductor)
Die Walkure, Act II Prelude and Scene 1: Nun Zaume dein Ross René Pape

Travelers wait to check in for charter flights from Miami to Havana at Miami International Airport. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Traveling To Cuba Getting Easier, But Expect Turbulence On The Way

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La Revancha (Instrumental) La Dame Blanche
Despertando Blanche La Dame Blanche

Larry Coleman, a salesman with Trudeau's Marine, talks to Bill Floren and Kimberly Abramski at the 55th Annual Portland Boat Show on Jan. 7 in Oregon. Lower fuel costs are projected to boost boat sales this year. Kristyna Wentz-Graff/The Oregonian/Landov hide caption

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Lower Gas Prices, Faster Economy Float Boating Industry

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Fal Allen (right) shares a brew with W. Dan Houck. Both men work at Anderson Valley Brewing Company, where Allen's the brewmaster. He's also something of a Boontling scholar. Stina Sieg For NPR hide caption

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Do You Harp A Slib Of The Ling? One Small Town's Opaque Language

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It's a Raggy Waltz
Three Little Fishes The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Matchstick Men Hollywood Studio Symphony & Santa Monica Synthphonia
Lips Are Movin Meghan Trainor
Grab This Thing The Mar-Keys

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