Jeff Bridges' self-titled studio album comes out Aug. 16.
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In the 2009 film Crazy Heart,Jeff Bridges played a country singer named Bad Blake. The character was fictional, but Bridges' passion for country music is real. Now he has recorded an album with some of the people who helped him portray a musician on-screen. His studio album, Jeff Bridges, comes out Aug. 16 on Blue Note Records.
The wall between East and West Germany was torn down after 28 years on Nov. 12, 1989
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East German workers assemble a wall of concrete blocks in the French sector of East Berlin on Aug. 15, 1961.
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A boy sitting on the shoulders of another child peers over the wall at Liesen Street in West Berlin on Aug. 23, 1961.
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An East German couple is turned away from the border after trying to cross into West Berlin on Aug. 13, 1961. To stem the flow of refugees to the West, East Germany closed the border to all citizens and residents, except those with a special police permit.
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President John F. Kennedy delivers his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" ("I am a Berliner") speech in front of city hall in West Berlin on June 26, 1963.
Thousands of people line up in East Berlin to apply for passage into the West on Dec. 19, 1963.
President Ronald Reagan delivered the famous line "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!' while giving a speech in West Berlin on June 12, 1987.
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Two East Berlin refugees are taken away by border guards after a thwarted attempt to cross into the West at the Chausseestreet border crossing on April 10, 1989.
The wall between East and West Germany was torn down after 28 years on Nov. 12, 1989.
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West Berliners help East Berliners over the wall on Nov. 10, 1989.
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East German border guards stand at a gap in the Berlin Wall after demonstrators pulled down a segment of it on Nov. 11, 1989.
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A West Berliner swings a sledgehammer into the wall on Nov. 12, 1989.
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Two men from West (left) and East Germany embrace each other after the arrival of a special train at the Helmstedt railway station on Nov. 10, 1989.
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An East German worker lays some of the first stone blocks of the wall shortly after the border between East and West Berlin was sealed in August 1961.
The Berlin Wall has now been torn down for nearly as long (22 years) as it stood (28 years). Yet it was such a powerful symbol of the Cold War that it still evokes a strong response today, a half-century after it was constructed in the summer of 1961.
George Robinson and his daughter, Katie, at a recent visit to StoryCorps in Edina, Minn.
Robinson (right) with his father, Jesse Fulmore. Robinson lives in Minnesota; Fulmore lives in Philadelphia.
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George Robinson's parents never married, and he didn't know his biological father. Growing up, Robinson always wondered what his dad was like. It took Robinson more than 40 years to find him, eventually tracking him down on the Internet, and it turns out his father never knew he had a son.
Robinson recently told his 19-year-old daughter, Katie, about finally meeting his father.
Two young women are accused of looting during the riots that have taken over several British cities this week. How they came to the attention of the courts provides a glimpse into the unrest — and how far the fractured country has to go to heal itself.
Charla Nash received a full face transplant after she was mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009. The procedure was performed last month by a team of plastic and orthopedic surgeons at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
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The Boston hospital that gave Charla Nash a new face in May has released the first post-surgery photo of the transplant's results.