Digging Deeper On African American Leaders

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Dictionary Of Idioms Gets Everybody On The Same Page

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In his new book, The Vatican Diaries, John Thavis draws on his nearly 30 years of reporting on the Vatican. Viking/Penguin Group hide caption

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'Behind The Scenes' At The Vatican: The Politics Of Picking A New Pope

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How The Food Industry Manipulates Taste Buds With 'Salt Sugar Fat'

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'Born On A Mountaintop' Or Not, Davy Crockett's Legend Lives On

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Secretly Working To Win The War In 'Atomic City'

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Whitey Bulger Bio Profiles Boston's Most Notorious Gangster

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The Science Of Being 'Top Dog'

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With Audubon's Help, Beat-Up Kid Is 'Okay For Now'

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Historical Fiction Gets Personal In 'Philida'

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Literary Idol Comes To Life in 'Farewell, Dorothy Parker'

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Craving Solitude In 'Ten White Geese'

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For Piazza, Baseball Success Was A 'Long Shot'

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Clive Davis poses with Whitney Houston, then a rising star, shortly after Houston signed a contract with Arista Records in 1983. AP hide caption

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Clive Davis: A Life With A 'Soundtrack'

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The Benefits Of Letting Bygones Be Bygones

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