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Albee, shown here in 1995, won Pulitzer Prizes for A Delicate Balance, Seascape and Three Tall Women and Tony awards for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? Jack Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Playwright Edward Albee, Who Changed And Challenged Audiences, Dies At 88

"All art should be useful," Albee said. "If it's merely decorative, it's a waste of time." The Pulitzer-winning playwright of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? died Friday following a short illness.

Sully main titles Jacob Christian & Tierney Sutton Band
Time After Time Christian Jacob

This image released by Open Road Films shows, from left, Melissa Leo as Laura Poitras, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden, Tom Wilkinson as Ewen MacAskill and Zachary Quinto as Glenn Greenwald, in a scene from "Snowden." Jürgen Olczyk/AP hide caption

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A Former NSA Deputy Director Weighs In On 'Snowden'

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The Veil Peter Gabriel
Reykjavik Mocean Worker & Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Run Running Lil Yachty
Community Medley Ludwig Goransson
Highest The Word
New Word Order The Word
Passenger Floratone
Swamped Floratone

Albee, shown here in 1995, won Pulitzer Prizes for A Delicate Balance, Seascape and Three Tall Women and Tony awards for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? Jack Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Playwright Edward Albee, Who Changed And Challenged Audiences, Dies At 88

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The Week In Sports

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Blue Avenue Jazz Liberatorz

Men chase a bull through Tordesillas, Spain, on Tuesday as part of a festival that dates to medieval times. The men traditionally spear the bull to death at the end of the chase, but the regional government banned the killing of the bull this year. Cesar Manso/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ending Centuries Of Tradition, A Bull Survives A Spanish Festival

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Toreador Steve Turre
Watch Out Dwight Yoakam

Jeffrey Wood has been studying at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. He is now preparing for a career as a diplomat. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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For U.S. Minority Students In China, The Welcome Comes With Scrutiny

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Farewell to Nigg Maggie Sansone
Helen O'Grady/ Drops of Brandy Maggie Sansone

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