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Nov 16, 2013 — The little caped crusader has won many hearts. Five-year-old Miles Scott, a.k.a. Batkid, has battled leukemia and archcriminals. Fans continue to marvel at the feel-good time that was had in San Francisco as he got his wish.
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Nov 15, 2013 — Friday was a busy day in the crime-fighting world. As a superhero might say, you never know when a dastardly plot will emerge. And sometimes you're outnumbered. But not in Gotham, and not today — because an entire city seemed to stand with a 5-year-old boy whose wish to be a superhero has been granted.
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Oct 11, 2013 — Also: Authors celebrate Alice Munro's Nobel win; McDonald's will give out books instead of toys in new Happy Meals; the new Bridget Jones book comes with a Bridget Jones-style error.
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Feb 28, 2013 — Also: DC Comics kills off Batman's legendary sidekick; Jesse Jackson Jr. is reportedly writing a memoir; and banned performance enhancing drugs in literary competitions.
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Feb 5, 2013 — The power-outage at the Super Bowl in New Orleans was a reminder that the power circulating through our lives is a strange, modern miracle of science. It's a miracle we take for granted now, at our own peril.
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Jul 21, 2012 — With The Dark Night Rises the connection with 9/11 is explicit.
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Jul 20, 2012 — A midnight screening of the new Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises turned into a gruesome scene of death and destruction in Aurora, Colo., early Friday when a gunman opened fire on the audience.
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Mar 29, 2012 — Businessman Lenny B. Robinson, who got national headlines when he was pulled over by police last week in Maryland while dressed as the Caped Crusader, visits sick kids and delivers presents to them.
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Jul 9, 2009 — Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman and many others grace the huge, colorful pages of DC Comics' new Wednesday Comics.
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Jul 24, 2008 — If The Dark Knight represents the best of the comic book movie genre, does it also represent the inevitable decline?
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