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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney lived in Stevens Hall while he was attending Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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Strict Private School Prepped Romney To 'Aim High'

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Kyle Glusenkamp pilots Gamera, a human-powered helicopter. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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A Human-Powered Helicopter: Straight Up Difficult

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A good number of dwarves will fill the screen in the upcoming movie, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but they're just a few of the hundreds of characters J.R.R. Tolkien created for Middle-Earth. AP Photo/Warner Bros. hide caption

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Strange News

For Middle-Earth, One Family Tree To Rule Them All

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For Middle-Earth, One Family Tree To Rule Them All

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Mary Oliver has won a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Rachel Giese Brown hide caption

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Poetry

'A Thousand Mornings' With Poet Mary Oliver

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'A Thousand Mornings' With Poet Mary Oliver

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The cast rehearses a scene from Jack Kerouac's only play, The Beat Generation. Courtesy of the Merrimack Repertory Theater hide caption

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'Beat Generation,' Kerouac's Lost Play, Hits Stage

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Paula Maffia, lead singer of La Cosa Mostra, whose cover of "Toxic" reworks the Britney Spears hit with a swing beat. Victoria Schwindt/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alt.Latino

What Two Songs Say About Argentine History

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What Two Songs Say About Argentine History

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