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Horror Movies You Haven't Seen

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The Greatest Horror Movies You Haven’t Seen. Some suggestions to save you from watching reruns all this month.
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Maria Keller vowed to donate a million books to underprivileged children by the time she turned 18. She has now reached that goal, with five years to spare.
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The Human Cost of the Government Shutdown. Nine-year-old Hannah Sames and others with giant axonal neuropathy are waiting longer for experimental therapy.
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Netflix shows how customer service should be done. Not only did Capt. Mike address the problem, but made the customer smile as well.
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Think you have an awful job? Here's some hard-at-work folks who will make you happy to put up with your horrible job.
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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Football But Were Afraid To Ask. No one wants to look like a n00b, even about things you don't care about.
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A year after hurricane Sandy, thousands of people are still displaced and want to go home. With billions already spent, many are still waiting for insurance payouts or government help.
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Eight houses in Pennsylvania had to be evacuated when sinkholes opened up underneath. A home doesn't have to completely disappear to be completely ruined.
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The greatest athlete in the world is someone you've probably never heard of. Learn a little about Sachin Tendulkar, the newly-retired cricket master.
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The Haunted Hospital. Find out what really happened inside Waverly Hills Sanatorium.

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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws?
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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

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14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British gothic film studio.

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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batman has been spotted carrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman across the threshold—most of them twice.

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John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

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Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

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9 Naked Cakes for When You Don't Feel Like Frosting. You'll feel good about avoiding too much sugar, too.

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8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind. Each one gave us a new way to look at our world.

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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession?
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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession? Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur discuss what it takes to be a superfan.

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The Roller Skating Scene from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. A lesson in special effects from 1936.

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From Prejudice to Pride. As the indigenous Ainu begin to assert their place among the people of Japan, an archaeological dig reveals more about their past.

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How U.S. Colleges Went from Pitiful to Powerful. The flexibility born of the system's ragged beginnings helped make the American higher education business what it is today.

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A Brief History of the Danse Macabre, from a Paris cemetery to David S. Pumpkins. It's a reminder that no one escapes death.

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Life Along the Russian Border. Border security reflects each nation's history with Russia.

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The Frenetic Enchantment of New York City. French photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont captures the city's charm in 50 years of photos.

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Hellish Nell, The Last Person Imprisoned for Witchcraft in Britain. And that was only 73 years ago!

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