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A Sister Shares 'Horrible And Wonderful' Memories Of Her Brother's Life And Death

Comedy writer and TV producer Harris Wittels died of an overdose in 2015; a new book by his sister Stephanie Wittels Wachs came from her desperate need to talk to him, even yell at him after he died.

Barbra Streisand, on stage with her dog, Samantha, who was cloned to create Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett. KMazur/WireImage hide caption

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Cloning A Beloved Pet May Be A Tempting Idea, But There Are Pitfalls

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Way We Were Barbra Streisand
The Way We Were - Instrumental Barbra Streisand

More than eight months after the battle ended the government hasn't restored electricity or running water in Mosul's Old City. Hundreds of residents with nowhere else to go have come back to try to live in their damaged houses. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Months After ISIS, Much Of Iraq's Mosul Is Still Rubble

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Narita Lymbyc Systym

Dallas Seavey leaves Koyukuk after taking his 8 hour rest in the 2017 Iditarod. Seavey vigorously denies that he drugged his team, and faults the Iditarod's board of directors for mishandling the investigation, hurting his reputation in the process. Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media hide caption

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Musher Mutiny, Dog Doping: Scandals Mire The Super Bowl Of Sled Dog Races

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Take Me There Poolside
Me and Your Mama Childish Gambino

The Israeli film Foxtrot is a searing critique of a society stuck in perpetual war. (Left to right: Gefen Barkai, Shaul Amir, Dekel Adin and Yonatan Shiray.) Giora Bejach/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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In 'Foxtrot,' A Filmmaker Captures The 'Bleeding Soul Of Israeli Society'

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Carly was finally reunited with her dog Abby at home in Apollo, Pa., last month. Carly attends college at Miami University in Ohio and has two jobs, so she couldn't get back to see Abby right away. Courtesy of Debra Suierveld hide caption

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Would Your Dog Remember You After 10 Years?

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Saturday Morning Melodium
Lightdrops
Sunshine
Caffeine Danijel Zambo
Over The Rooftops Many Moons Ago

Ashley Copeland (right) talks to her mom Sue Iverson in the Swedish Medical Center emergency department, near Denver. Copeland got a nerve-blocking anesthetic instead of opioids to ease her severe headache. At discharge she was advised to use over-the-counter painkillers, if necessary. John Daley / CPR News hide caption

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These 10 ERs Sharply Reduced Opioid Use And Still Eased Pain

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Tick Tock
Come Closer Guts

In November 1965, Joe Galloway snapped this photo of his childhood friend Vince Cantu during the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley, without realizing who was pictured. Vince was rushing to pick up the body of American soldier in Plei Me, South Vietnam, to transport him home. The photo would ultimately run in several magazines. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Childhood Friends Reunited — In The Middle Of The Vietnam War

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(L-R) James Ivory, Agnes Varda, and Christopher Plummer are all nominated for this year's Academy Awards. Charley Gallay/Valerie Macon/Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images hide caption

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The Oscar Elders: 3 Octogenarians Make Academy Award History

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Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahhab has been sentenced to six months in prison for spreading "false news." Anwar Amro/Getty Images hide caption

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Egyptian Singers Jailed For 'Inciting Debauchery'

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Ma Gabsh Serti