Oscars Book Review: "Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close" Is A Heartbreakingly Beautiful Story

Jonathan Safran Foer’s "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" (Harcourt)

Foer's novel tells the story of a broken boy as he attempts to piece his life back together after is father is killed in the September 11 attacks. 



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Maya Rudolph Shines On "Saturday Night Live"

Maya Rudolph was a highly entertaining Beyonce on SNL

VIDEO: Rudolph, Amy Poehler and the whole gang contributed to one of the most consistent episodes in a while. 



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George Clooney Charms On "Inside the Actor's Studio"

George Clooney recently chatted with James Lipton on "Inside the Actor's Studio"

"I'm a hair actor," he admits. 



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China To Bump U.S. As Top Economy In 2016?

America's per capita wealth would still trounce China's.



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New Bill Proposes Increased Internet Privacy

The new bill would force online companies to be more clear about how they share user data and give consumers more control over their data.  



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L.A.'s Parks And Attorneys Prepare For Government Shutdown

The federal building in LA houses many programs that are at risk for shut down.

Federal employees around LA nervously prepare for the looming shut down. 



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Japanese-American Community Leaders Urge Donations

Japanese Americans met to discuss what Angelinos should do for Japan

Villaraigosa encouraged Angelenos to donate money to Japan.



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California Republicans Suggest Outsourcing State Jobs

California police could be laid of en masse if Jerry Brown listens to the GOP 5.

Experts express reservations about letting private companies bid for state work.



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Suspect in Tucson Killings Pleads Not Guilty

The scene of the Tucson shootings on January 8. The main suspect of the violence, Jared Loughner, recently pleaded not guilty.

The number one suspect of the murder of six and wounding of 13 at the Tucson shootings pled not guilty as the court requests he be evaluated psychiatrically. 



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California's College Students Rally Against Budget Cuts

Students from San Francisco State University march to City College San Francisco. http://twitpic.com/45fwq6

Students respond by laying themselves out send a message.



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Syria: Peaceful Protests Thwarted By Police Violence

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's photo graces the side of a building

As uprisings spring up throughout the Middle East, Syria does its best to deal with the change. 



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Experts Shed Light On Future Of Egypt

Shocked experts admit to the uncertainty of Egypt's future.



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Sacramento School Principal Shot And Killed By Janitor

This morning, a principal was shot while in his office by the school's janitor

The principal was shot inside his office at 10:30 a.m, prompting a school lock down.



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