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Comedian, actor, writer, producer and director Chris Rock

His co-stars alongside Julie Delpy in the new film Two Days in New York. It's a sequel to Two Days in Paris. Rock plays a talk radio show host named Mingus. He¿s also producing a new comedy show on the FX network, called Totally Biased. Rock has won several Emmys for his comedy specials and TV shows. He's had roles in dozens of films and television programs, and got his big break as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1993.
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Richard Trentlage, Oscar Mayer Weiner Song Writer, Dies At 87

In 1962, Richard Trentlage recorded an advertising jingle in his living room that began "I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner..." He was no one-slogan wonder.
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This Historian Wants You To Know The Real Story Of Southern Food

Michael Twitty wants credit given to the enslaved African-Americans who were part of Southern cuisine's creation. So he goes to places like Monticello to cook meals slaves would have eaten.
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October Can Be Frightful For Investors. Will Politics Make It Scarier?

The stock market ended the first three quarters of 2016 on a positive note. Rising stock prices typically help an incumbent party in a presidential election year. But October can be a wild month.
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The United Nations Is Launching A Space Mission

The U.N. is planning to send its first spacecraft into orbit, packed with scientific experiments from countries that can't afford their own space programs.

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