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4:03 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Putting Some Awkwardly Adolescent Fun In 'Funeral'

On the days they work funerals, Charlie (Alex Maizus) and his altar-boy friends have a habit of ditching school afterward and finding mischief.
Freestyle Releasing

The titular altar boys would probably enjoy Funeral Kings. The first feature from sibling filmmakers Kevin and Matthew McManus has most everything the average adolescent boy wants: swearing, smoking, swearing, gun violence, swearing and cute girls. And swearing.

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4:03 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

A Mental Breakdown With Many 'Silver Linings'

Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) and Pat (Bradley Cooper) are damaged souls looking for the kind of stability they shouldn't be able to find in each other.
The Weinstein Co.

If David O. Russell pulls anything off in Silver Linings Playbook -- an almost-comedy about a bipolar high-school teacher who goes off the deep end and isn't sure how to climb back — it's this: He refuses to make mental illness adorable.

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Movie Reviews
4:03 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Ending The 'Silence' Around Priests' Sex Abuse

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God documents the claims made by four deaf men who accused a Catholic priest of sexual abuse — and in chronicling the response of the church, details the role the current pope played in such scandals earlier in his career.
TIFF

By the time Father Lawrence Murphy died in 1998, it's alleged, he had sexually abused more than 200 children. Many of them must have seemed ideal victims: Students at St. John's School for the Deaf in Milwaukee between 1950 and 1974, they possessed limited ability to communicate with others. Commonly in that period, the boarding school's pupils had hearing parents who didn't know American Sign Language.

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Superstorm Sandy: Before, During And Beyond
4:02 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Some Sandy Victims Tied Up With Bureaucracy

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 10:55 am

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

President Obama visited New York today, touring sections of Queens and Staten Island that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. He promised the federal government will help people rebuild and, more immediately, help restore necessities that many have done without for more than two weeks now.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: There's still a lot of cleanup to do. People still need emergency help. They still need heat. They still need power. They still need food. They still need shelter.

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Israeli-Palestinian Coverage
4:02 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Israel's U.S. Ambassador: We're Ready To Send Troops

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 10:55 am

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

I'm joined now here in the studio by Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to the U.S. Ambassador Oren, welcome to the program.

MICHAEL OREN: Good to be with you, Melissa.

BLOCK: I want to ask you about that call-up of 30,000 army reservists. That does signal an escalation. What can you tell us about that?

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