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Celebration Is In The Air. Or Is That Just Snow?
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Deborah Franklin defended her home against a mob that was angry about the Stamp Act. Courtesy of Harper hide caption

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'Founding Mothers' Helps Kids 'Remember The Ladies'
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Before He Fell To Earth, 'The Little Prince' Was Born In N.Y.
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Movie Buff Or Not, There's Something 'Beautiful' About Hollywood
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Skeptic Takes A Tour Of Self-Help's 'Promise Land'
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B.J. Novak is a writer and actor best known for his work on NBC's Emmy Award-winning comedy series The Office. One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is his first collection. Jennifer Rocholl hide caption

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'The Literalist's Love Poem,' Read By Emma Thompson
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One Last Tale Of The City In 'Anna Madrigal'
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For Cheating Husbands, A Little Dose Of Revenge
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In addition to being the first Hispanic to serve on the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor was New York state's first Hispanic federal judge. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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As A Latina, Sonia Sotomayor Says, 'You Have To Work Harder'
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This photograph of Artis Henderson and her husband Miles was taken in 2006, on the day he deployed to Iraq. Miles was killed just a few months later in an Apache helicopter crash. Simon & Schuster hide caption

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Months After Marriage, A Military Wife Becomes An 'Unremarried Widow'
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Doctorow Ruminates On How A 'Brain' Becomes A Mind
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