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The Pentagon's "Hollywood Liaison"

Hollywood has a long and complicated relationship with the Pentagon, from blockbusters like "Top Gun" and "Battleship" all the way back to the silent World War I era film "Wings." The Defense Department frequently cooperates with motion picture studios, granting access to military equipment, locations and personnel. We chat with the Pentagon's Hollywood liaison about what both sides get out of the relationship and how the military decides when and why they want to cooperate with different projects.

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Hieronymus Bosch Died 500 Years Ago, But His Art Will Still Creep You Out

Known by some as "the Devil's painter," Bosch depicted imaginary animals and souls being violently tortured. At least one critic believes he's the father of modern art.
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With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?
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The View From The Northeast Corridor: Deep Divisions Ahead Of 2016 Election

Despite a history of Democratic electoral solidarity, a trip through the Northeast finds Republicans hoping to make inroads in November and Democrats pushing for the voting power of immigrants.
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President Obama Acknowledges 'Brexit' To Silicon Valley Crowd

President Obama delivered a speech Friday at Stanford University, and remarked on the Brexit vote in front of a crowd of young, tech-forward, pro-globalization attendees from 170 countries.

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