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Michael Jackson, We Barely Knew You

Five years after his death, a new book about the King of Pop written by two of his former security guards provides a new look at the famous — and sometimes infamous — musician's life.
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Actor Eli Wallach, Who Brought Hint Of Humanity To Villainous Roles, Dies

For decades, Eli Wallach won fans by bringing humanity and humor to roles that pitted him as a villain against titans such as Clint Eastwood and Steve McQueen. Wallach was 98.
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Obama Lookalike Gets Around Town

Professional look alike Louis Ortiz is in Washington, D.C. for a documentary festival. According to The Washington Post, he was even able to poke his head into some White House meetings.
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Move Over Video Games, Board Games Aren't Dead Yet

Board games are coming out of the closet, with store fronts popping up in a lot of communities. In Brooklyn, N.Y., Gamelab is place where people can get together and play different types of games.
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Murdered Voting Advocate's Brother Wants Protections Back

David Goodman says last year the Supreme Court gutted the civil rights law that Andrew Goodman and other Freedom Summer activists gave their lives for.
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Prolific Character Actor Eli Wallach Dies At 98

In a career spanning seven decades, Wallach appeared in over 200 films, plays and TV shows. His roles ranged from Mr. Freeze on TV's Batman to Kilroy in Tennessee William's Camino Real on Broadway.
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Political Challenge Compounded As Migrant Children Head To U.S. Border

The Homeland Security chief on Wednesday visits Nogales, Arizona. He'll tour facilities where the government has been processing children from Central America who've been entering the U.S. illegally.
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Sen. Cochran Beats Tea Party Challenger In Miss. Runoff

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, 76, managed to hang on after a runoff that likely represented the Tea Party's best remaining chance to knock off a Senate incumbent.
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Political Support Erodes For Export-Import Bank

Free market Republicans want to shut down the Export-Import Bank, claiming it is a rancid example of crony capitalism. The fight has laid bare a sharp philosophical split within the GOP.
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Regulators Debate Effective Punishments For Guilty Banks

It's hard to figure out how to punish a bank when it does something wrong. With so many banks getting in trouble with regulators lately, our Planet Money team examines the ways to punish a bank.

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