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According to NASA, Mary Jackson "may have been the only black female aeronautical engineer in the field" in the 1950s. Singer and actress Janelle Monáe plays her in the film Hidden Figures. Bob Nye/Courtesy of NASA Langley hide caption

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'Hidden Figures' No More: Meet The Black Women Who Helped Send America To Space

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Al Pacino, James Taylor And The Eagles Are Honored At The Kennedy Center

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American artist Jeff Koons, left, American ambassador Jane Dorothy Hartley and Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo unveil illustrations of Bouquet of Tulips 2016, a 34-foot statue Koons is presenting to the city of Paris and the people of France as a symbol of friendship. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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Jeff Koons Gives France A Giant Bouquet Of Flowers, But It Comes With A Price

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How Past Presidents Approached Time-Honored Tradition Of Political Satire

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Composing An Otherworldly And Intimate Soundtrack To 'Arrival'

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Trolls Smidge and Poppy sing together in the new film Trolls. DreamWorks Animation hide caption

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Beware The Hair: Trolls Hit The Big Screen — And Bring Scrapbooks With Them

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Desmond Doss joined the Army as a combat medic because he believed in the cause of World War II. But as a Seventh-day Adventist, he had also vowed not to kill. Department of Defense/National Archives hide caption

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The Real 'Hacksaw Ridge' Soldier Saved 75 Souls Without Ever Carrying A Gun

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Mark Twain Prize: Bill Murray Accepts Nation's Top Humor Award

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Rod Temperton at an event in Italy in 2004. The songwriter penned several megahits of the 1970s and '80s, most notably for Michael Jackson. Frank Micelotta/Getty Images hide caption

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'Thriller' Songwriter Rod Temperton Dies At 66

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Atwood says that her artistic side was always nurtured, particularly by her two grandmothers. Above are Atwood's sketches for characters from the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Warren Holder/20th Century Fox hide caption

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Colleen Atwood: To Design The Costume, Understand The Character

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Curious George — who was originally named Fifi — turns 75 this year. Despite some dated themes (we're looking at you, Man with the Yellow Hat) George is now a multimillion-dollar franchise. Margaret Rey says she and her husband had no idea what Curious George would become. "We loved monkeys and just wrote a book about a monkey," she said. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Curious George Celebrates 75 Years Of Monkey Business

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Charmian Carr, Who Played Liesl In 'The Sound Of Music,' Dies At 73

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Rybczynski believes the oldest kind of chair was not a throne, but a folding chair. Witold Rybczynski hide caption

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Better Sit Down For This One: An Exciting Book About The History Of Chairs

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French designer Sonia Rykiel (right) and her daughter, Nathalie Rykiel, artistic director for the fashion house Rykiel, greet the crowd after the presentation of their Spring-Summer 2008 Ready-to-Wear collection, in Paris in 2007. Jacques Brinon/AP hide caption

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