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FILE - Director Mike Nichols at the 2013 "Lucky Guy" opening night in New York.

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VIDEO: The U.S. government on Wednesday returned to Thailand hundreds of ancient artifacts that authorities determined were looted from an important archaeological site decades ago. Details from VOA Correspondent Steve Herman in Bangkok.

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FILE -This Nov. 11, 2014, file photo shows entertainer and Navy veteran Bill Cosby speaking during a Veterans Day ceremony, at the The All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors in Philadelphia.

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Director Miller Discusses Carell's Turn Toward Drama in 'Foxcatcher'i
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Penelope Poulou
November 21, 2014 8:31 PM
Bennett Miller directs the new crime drama "Foxcatcher," the stranger-than-fiction, real-life tale of the relationship between socially awkward multimillionaire John E. du Pont and Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz. Based on Schultz’s autobiography, the film has garnered acclaim through a tour de force by Steve Carell, a comic actor taking a decisive step toward drama. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
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Video Director Miller Discusses Carell's Turn Toward Drama in 'Foxcatcher'

Bennett Miller directs the new crime drama "Foxcatcher," the stranger-than-fiction, real-life tale of the relationship between socially awkward multimillionaire John E. du Pont and Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz. Based on Schultz’s autobiography, the film has garnered acclaim through a tour de force by Steve Carell, a comic actor taking a decisive step toward drama. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
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Video US Returns Looted Ancient Artifacts to Thailand

The U.S. government on Wednesday returned to Thailand hundreds of ancient artifacts that authorities determined were looted from an important archaeological site decades ago. Details from VOA Correspondent Steve Herman in Bangkok.
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Video 'Our Lady of Kibeho,' Drama of Faith in Pre-Genocide Rwanda

A religious girls’ school in Rwanda, 13 years before the genocide of 1994, is the setting of a new play premiering this week at Signature Theater in New York. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver has more.
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Video Megastar-Studded Concert on the National Mall to Honor Veteran’s Day

Tuesday was Veterans Day in the United States. Many Americans enjoyed a day off from work, but one television network hosted a megastar-studded concert in Washington to honor the millions of men and women who serve and have served in the U.S. Military. Huge crowds came out to watch the show on the National Mall. Arash Arabasadi was there and has this report.
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Video Global Icon Hello Kitty Turns 40

What started out as a part of Japanese pop culture has turned into a global phenomenon. As the iconic Japanese Hello Kitty turns 40 this year, the anniversary is being marked by several events in Los Angeles that fans of all ages have embraced. Elizabeth Lee has details.

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Soul Lounge

Avery Sunshine is known for her irresistible combination of soul, jazz and gospel influences. She’s traveled the world entertaining audiences with her powerful voice, inspiring lyrics and infectious spirit. She joins host Shawna Renee on "The Soul Lounge" to perform and share the stories behind her new album, "The Sun Room."