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Here are Bob Mondello's picks for the year's best 10 films

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Actress Betty White poses for a portrait on the set of the television show "Hot in Cleveland" in 2010. White died at the age of XX. Matt Sayles/AP hide caption

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Betty White, a beloved icon and actress since the beginning of TV, has died at age 99

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Alexander Skarsgård stars as Amleth and Anya Taylor-Joy as Olga in director Robert Eggers' Viking epic The Northman. Aidan Monaghan/© 2021 Focus Features, LLC hide caption

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'Schmigadoon!' star Cecily Strong and co-creator Cinco Paul embrace musical satire

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Winnie-the-Pooh and more works will enter the public domain tomorrow

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Hundreds of poets will ring in the new year for the Poetry Project

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How a LGBTQ bookstore in Philadelphia reinvented itself and thrived

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Top, from left: Vicente Fernández, bell hooks, Joan Didion; bottom, from left: Vernon Jordan, Petra Mayer and Stephen Sondheim Kevin Winter/Getty Images for LARAS; Karjean Levine/Getty Images; Kathy Willens/AP; Jennifer Law/AFP via Getty Images; Darian Woehr/NPR; R. Jones/Getty Images hide caption

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The top Fresh Air web stories of 2021 reflect the show's status as a place where artists, authors and journalists speak to the moment. Valerie Macon/AFP; Grace Cary; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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'Life Kit': How to say sorry

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2021's standout podcasts feature personal stories, and plenty of surprises

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Fran Lebowitz is your NYC tour guide in 'Pretend It's a City'

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