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How The Glock Became America's Weapon Of Choice

In his book Glock: The Rise of America's Gun, Paul Barrett traces how the sleek, high-capacity Austrian weapon found its way into Hollywood films and rap lyrics, not to mention two-thirds of all U.S. police departments.
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'Hugo,' 'The Artist' Lead Oscar Nominations

In the nominations announced Tuesday, Martin Scorsese's film Hugo received the most this year — 11, including best picture and best director.
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Oscar Nominations: 'Hugo' Leads, But Expect An 'Extremely Loud' Outcry

A 9/11 tearjerker grabs a Best Picture nod, while a raucous performance from Bridesmaids elbows its way into Best Supporting Actress.
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How Dr. Seuss Got His Start 'On Mulberry Street'

Theodor Geisel's first book for kids was rejected 27 times before it was finally published in 1937. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street was inspired by a very ordinary street in Geisel's Massachusetts hometown.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Jan. 24

Abe and Fred and Annie.

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Niche No More: Survey Shows Tablets Are Everywhere

A new survey indicates that 29 percent of American adults now own a tablet computer and/or an e-reader. That number went up 11 percent in just a few weeks, a sure sign that the gadgets were given as holiday gifts and have reached the point of mass acceptance.
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'I'd Rather Be A Mystery': John Hawkes On Keeping His Hat Pulled Down

Character actor John Hawkes tells Melissa Block that he never wanted to be a household name, and he's often just as happy to let people pass in the street not recognizing him as anything other than vaguely familiar.
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The Inquisition: A Model For Modern Interrogators

The Inquisition revolutionized record-keeping and surveillance techniques that are still used today, says Cullen Murphy. His new book God's Jury draws parallels between some of the interrogation techniques used in previous centuries with the ones used today.

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