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Allan Monga, a Deering High School junior, won Poetry Out Loud contests at school and at the state level. He was initially denied entry to the national competition because he's an asylum seeker and not a U.S. citizen. Portland Press Herald/Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Asylum-Seeking Student Says Nothing Can Stand Between Him And Poetry

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Alex Wagner is a co-host of The Circus on Showtime and a contributing editor at The Atlantic. Above, she speaks at the 69th Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 19, 2017, in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images hide caption

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In 'The New Face Of America,' Journalist Alex Wagner Saw Herself

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Why Pius IX Might Be The 'Most Important Pope' In Modern Church History

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Pulitzer Prize Winner Gilbert King's Latest Book: 'Beneath A Ruthless Sun'

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The U.S. Army's Autonomous Remote Engagement System is mounted on the Picatinny Lightweight Remote Weapon System and coupled with an M240B machine gun. It's part of a program that reduces the time to identify targets using automatic target detection and user-specified target selection. U.S. Army hide caption

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Autonomous Weapons Would Take Warfare To A New Domain, Without Humans

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Reflects On 'Ambition And Manhood In America'

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'Art Of The Wasted Day' Makes A Case For Letting The Mind Wander

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is an original play by John Tiffany, Jack Thorne and J.K. Rowling. Matthew Murphy/Courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown hide caption

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Muggles Rejoice: 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' Is Now On Broadway

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In 'At My Table,' Nigella Lawson Celebrates Home Cooking

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Goldberg's 'Suicide Of The West' Tackles Ills Of Identity Politics

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Inez Burns' Abortion Clinic Was One Of San Francisco's Worst Kept Secrets

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