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Can you name the people and things with the initials L.B.?

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English translation of 'Choephoroi', the second play in Aeschylus's Oresteia trilogy
Area of Paris known for artists, writers, and philosophers, called 'la Rive Gauche' in French
Oxymoronically-named battle at which George Custer was killed
Soviet premier, 1964-82
Expensive seating area in a stadium
Protagonist of Edith Wharton's 'The House of Mirth'
Metal band fronted by Fred Durst
7-time Pro Bowl linebacker for the Chicago Bears
Corporate takeover in which large amounts of debt are taken on by the acquirer
Puccini opera on which the musical 'Rent' was based
Itinerant NBA coach, or Super Bowl XXX MVP (two guys, same name)
World's oldest, deepest, and largest (by volume) freshwater body of water
Former First Lady of the U.S.
Protagonist of James Joyce's 'Ulysses'
Part of the government detailed in Article I of the U.S. Constitution
Communication difficulty encountered by people with no common tongue
Final book in C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia
Comedienne who co-founded Desilu Productions
1887 utopian sci-fi novel by Edward Bellamy
Best-selling Canadian beer with a colorful name
Cardinals outfielder who broke Ty Cobb's stolen base record
Left back for Everton F.C. and the English national team
Massachusetts woman acquitted of axe murder in 1892
Actor who played Mr. Potter in 'It's a Wonderful Life'
Common sport fish of the southeastern U.S., named for its prominent underbite
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Fictional sleuth nicknamed 'Encyclopedia'
ChapStick or Vaseline
Illegitimate daughter of Pope Alexander VI who was the subject of a Donizetti opera
John Philip Sousa march, or Philadelphia landmark
Host of Comedy Central's 'Root of All Evil'
First Jewish U.S. Supreme Court justice
Legume named for Peru's capital
Influential rock critic who wrote for Rolling Stone and Creem
Literally, a hit below the belt; metaphorically, any unfair attack
Someone who takes a long time to become successful
Stand-up comic whose 1964 obscenity conviction was posthumously overturned
Chemical species that can donate an electron pair
1968 film featuring a VW beetle named Herbie
1987 biopic about Ritchie Valens
Botanist and horticulturist who created the russet potato
Ancient Minoan script deciphered by Michael Ventris
Dish with steak usually cut into thin strips, named for a city
Sport similar to bocce or p├ętanque
Composer of the Eroica, Pastoral, and Choral Symphonies
2002 bestselling novel by Alice Sebold
Composer of 'Candide' and 'West Side Story'
'The Godfather' character who 'sleeps with the fishes'
Ray of highly coherent light
Most populous city in California whose name is not derived from Spanish
Symbol used in comics to indicate that a character has an idea

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