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Worshipful female followers fought for the Mad Monk's leftover bread crusts. His infamous sweet tooth led to his death. Or did it? A century later, rumors about Grigori Rasputin, Russia's czarina whisperer, still swirl. RGALI/Courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux hide caption

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Barely a week after assuming office, President Donald Trump set off a worldwide firestorm when he decided to temporarily ban migrants from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from all over the world from entering the United States. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Fortress America: What We Can — And Can't — Learn From History

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Laotian Gen. Vang Pao, seen here calling in air strikes against suspected Communist positions from the Long Cheng Command Post in January 1972, led an army of Hmong tribesmen to fight against Communist insurgents backed by the North Vietnamese. A CIA-led effort that started in 1961 tried to help him in that fight. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive hide caption

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'Perfect Little World' Imagines Family Drama Inside A Utopian Compound

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Doctor Considers The Pitfalls Of Extending Life And Prolonging Death

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This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel. Marian Carrasquero/NPR hide caption

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'This Is How It Always Is' Was Inspired By Its Author's Transgender Child

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Kim Cattrall as socialite — and murder victim — Emily French in The Witness for the Prosecution. Robert Viglasky/Acorn TV hide caption

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Kim Cattrall, More Than Just A Murder Victim In 'Witness For The Prosecution'

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Translating The Untranslatable: 'Between Dog And Wolf'

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In Comic 'Deathstroke,' Taking Revenge For Victims Of Chicago Gun Violence

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Renowned Biographer Patricia Bosworth Writes A Chapter From Her Own Life

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