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Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs during her performance at the 2013 Sweetlife Food and Music Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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'Women Are Not One Thing': The 2018 Turning The Tables List Shines With Diversity

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Grim Realities Meet Magic And Absurdity In 'The Wrong Heaven'

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The Name Behind This Year's Most Popular Album? P.T. Barnum

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America's Next Top Rest Stop: An App Compiles The Best Gas Station Bathrooms

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Zero-Sum Tactics That Built Trump Inc. Could Backfire With World Leaders

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As America Turns A Year Older, Poll Finds Patriotism Has Slipped A Bit

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White House Launches Effort To Take Citizenship From Those Who Lied To Get It

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On Independence Day, Minting Thousands Of New Americans

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Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA and NSA, speaks at Nobel Week Dialogue: the Future of Truth conference on Dec. 9, 2017, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Julia Reinhart/Getty Images hide caption

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Ex-CIA Director On National Security, Post-Truth 'Assault On Intelligence'

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By some estimates, nearly half of the people confined in U.S. jails and prisons have a mental illness, notes Alisa Roth, author of Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness. Darrin Klimek/Getty Images hide caption

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'Insane': America's 3 Largest Psychiatric Facilities Are Jails

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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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Protester Jack Willis, 26, demonstrates outside a Starbucks in Philadelphia. Police arrested two black men who were waiting inside a Center City Starbucks which prompted an apology from the company's CEO. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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A Lesson In How To Overcome Implicit Bias

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Bernie Dalton (right) and Essence Goldman (center) signing copies of Bernie And The Believer's album Connection Courtesy of Essence Goldman hide caption

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'He Wants To Be Remembered': Tiny Desk Contestant Finds His Voice While Fighting ALS

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Police officers in Lawrence, Kan. watch thunderstorms move past the city in 2008. Orlin Wagner/AP hide caption

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Basketball, Marijuana And Poetry: These Police Tweet More Than Crime Alerts

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Boston Marathon women's winner Desiree Linden celebrates after she crosses the finish line on Monday. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Runner Tells Herself 'Just Show Up For One More Mile' — And Wins The Boston Marathon

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