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A Father's Promise, Reinvented And Renewed

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Brad Pitt won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his work in Moneyball and in Terrence Malick's Tree Of Life, in which he plays an authoritarian father. Merie Wallace/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation hide caption

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Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim (above), two days after sexual abuse allegations against a former assistant were made public, and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing (below), during a youth leadership event last year, played alongside each other in the 1960s. Nate Shron/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, seen here in Concord, N.H., earlier this month, is reassessing his campaign after denying allegations this week that he engaged in a long-term affair. Brian Snyder/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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