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In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael Keaton portrays Riggan in a scene from "Birdman."

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COUNTDOWN: The best movies of 2014

By: George Wolf of Maddwolf.com 2014 was a banner year, with great films in an enormous range of genres: blockbusters…

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2014: The year in photos

A look back at some of the biggest newsmakers of the year.

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Robin Williams’ suicide seizes the year on Google

Google says Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year.

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Major upsets of 2014

A look back at some of the biggest losses in sports this year.

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‘TIS THE SEASON: NYE shows, bowl games to watch

Here's a look at the specials and bowl games airing over the long holiday weekend.

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2014: The #YearOnTwitter

If it happened in 2014, it happened on Twitter.

Actor and comedian Robin Williams poses during a press tour promoting his new movie "License To Wed" in Santa Monica, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2007.

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2014 Notable Deaths

A look at the celebrities and notable people we lost this year.

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Sports scandals leave cloud over memorable 2014

Sports were smeared by a series of scandals that exposed the ugly underbelly of the games people love.

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Volkswagen recalls 38,000 cars due to fire risk

The recall includes Volkswagen Beetle, Jetta, Passat and some models of the Golf and GTI.

FILE - This Nov. 26, 2013 file photo shows One Direction members, from left, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan on ABC's "Good Morning America"in New York. A representative for One Direction says the band’s lawyers are dealing with a video showing two band members smoking what the singers referred to as an “illegal substance.” British tabloid The Daily Mail posted a five-minute clip Tuesday, May 27, 2014, of Zayn Malik smoking and speaking with Louis Tomlinson, who is filming.

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One Direction, Jay Z & Beyoncé, George Strait among top concerts of 2014

Pop stars One Direction have beaten country music veteran George Strait to be named the top-selling live act of 2014.

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Head of Ravens security charged with sex offense

Darren Sanders, the head of the NFL team's security, faces charges stemming from a Dec. 14 incident.

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Giants ace wins honor

Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner has been named Male Athlete of the Year following his tremendous postseason.

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New Year’s resolutions more procrastination than motivation

Losing weight is among the top five resolutions each year, but most of winter’s great expectations wither by spring.

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2014: The year’s weirdest stories

From family pets behaving badly to stupid criminals, 2014 was full of the strange and silly.

This image released by Marvel shows Chris Evans, left, and Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

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‘Captain America’ is full of mistakes

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has topped a new poll to find the most mistake-laden movie of 2014.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the top sports headlines making news today, Wednesday, Dec. 31.

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Suh has one-game ban overturned

The Detroit Lions defensive tackle is now eligible for Sunday's NFC wildcard game.

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CDC to hire lab safety chief after Ebola, flu mishaps

The job has taken on more urgency after a CDC scientist was possibly exposed to Ebola in a lab last week.

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AirAsia victim with life jacket raises questions about plane’s last moments

Rescuers believe they have found the plane on the ocean floor off Borneo.

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The ultimate 2014 pop song mashup

Revisit a year's worth of pop music hits in one epic mashup video.

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Gov. Baker to visit blizzard-damaged towns

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Governor Baker will visit some of the areas hit hardest by the two-day blizzard.

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Call it Boston’s latest Big Dig

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Life is slowly returning to normal after a blizzard that left three feet of snow in some towns.

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No Cars Towed In Easthampton

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Police in Easthampton said practically every resident complied with the overnight parking ban.

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Jackknifed Truck On MassPike Spills Fuel

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Cleanup continues along the MassPike in Stockbridge after a tractor-trailer jackknifed westbound Tuesday afternoon.

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Holland Barn Burns During Snow Storm

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A commercial woodworking shop in the town of Holland is a total loss after burning to the ground in the middle of the snowstorm.