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Congratulations, Grade School Grads! Now Listen Up.

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Remembering Marines Who Died On A Mission Of Mercy In Nepal

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Pressed For Time? Try Hiring A Body Double

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Per the New York Daily News, on weekdays, only 74% of trains arrive on time at terminals. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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New Yorkers To Mayor De Blasio: 'Get Used To It'

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Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price did not raise his voice as he delivered 77 profanities in response to a reporter's question. Joe Robbins/Getty Images hide caption

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Pick The Perfect Profanity To Season Your Message

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White roses adorn the statue of Richard III outside Leicester Cathedral before the reinterment ceremony of King Richard III. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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At Last, A Fitting Farewell For Richard III

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Martin Luther King Jr., with his wife, Coretta, at a Harlem hospital after he was stabbed by Izola Ware Curry in 1958. AP hide caption

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Might A Brush With Death Set The Stage For Greatness?

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Seven Decades On, Anne Frank's Words Still Comfort

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Narbonne takes on View Parkin in the L.A. City Section Girls Basketball Open Division Quarterfinal in Los Angeles, CA. Thomas R. Cordova/Courtesy of Daily Breeze hide caption

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High School Coach Takes The Heat, And Teaches Her Team About Character

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Gerbils are harmless... Right? Peter Knight/Flickr hide caption

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Rats Blamed For Bubonic Plague, But Gerbils May Be The Real Villains

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In a statement, Carnegie Mellon apologized for the "miscommunication" with applicants. Ken Andreyo/AP Photo/Carnegie Mellon hide caption

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The Heavy Moral Weight Of Carnegie Mellon's 800 Botched Acceptances

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A woman kneels near a makeshift memorial for Kayla Mueller in Prescott, Ariz. Brian Skoloff/AP hide caption

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'Do Not Fear For Me': Remembering Kayla Mueller With Her Own Words

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People look at a portrait of Oscar Romero at the cathedral of San Salvador, where as archbishop he resisted a brutal regime. He was murdered and the Vatican has declared him a martyr. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Oscar Romero, The Murdered Archbishop Who Inspires The Pope

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British actor Idris Elba played Stringer Bell, second-in-command to Baltimore drug kingpin Avon Barksdale, in HBO's The Wire. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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It May Take A British Actor To Make An American Story Sing

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Chicago Cub Ernie Banks, right, told NPR's Scott Simon, left, in 2014 that he had a lot of fun winning games, but the main thing in his life was "making friends." Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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Let's Play Two! Remembering Chicago Cub Ernie Banks

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