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Artis Stevens, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, says MacKenzie's Scott's gift to the mentoring organization will be "transformative." Big Brothers Big Sisters of America hide caption

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More TV shows depict abortion but few resemble real life

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Skylar Tang, a 16-year-old from the San Francisco Bay area, is the winner of the Dr. J. Douglas White Composing & Arranging Contest. John Clayton/ Skylar Tang hide caption

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Who says big band jazz is for old people? Not this teenage composer.

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More TV shows depict abortion but few resemble real life

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Actress Bea Arthur (left) portrayed the title character of Maude in the 1970s. Gina Rodriguez starred in Jane the Virgin. Both of their characters had a decision to make about abortion. Reg Innell/Toronto Star via Getty Images; JB Lacroix/Getty Images hide caption

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TV has brought the abortion debate home since the 1970s

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Jon Stewart accepts the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Scott Suchman/The Kennedy Center hide caption

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Jon Stewart says the 'fragility of leaders' is the real threat to humor

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As 'The Velveteen Rabbit' turns 100, its message continues to resonate

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Graphic novelist George O'Connor treats the Olympians as both a family and as distinct gods and goddesses, each with their own personality. Macmillan Children's Publishing Group / First Second hide caption

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Graphic novels about Greek gods that don't talk down to kids

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