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In the summer of 1927, Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston drove together from Alabama to New York. Just outside Savannah, Ga., they gave a ride to a young person running away from a chain gang. An essay Hughes wrote about that encounter has recently resurfaced: Read it here. Jack Delano/Library of Congress hide caption

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In Lost Essay, Langston Hughes Recounts Meeting A Young Chain Gang Runaway

The work, previously published only in Russian, was discovered by Professor Steven Hoelscher. The encounter occurred in 1927, when Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston went on a road trip through the South.

The Trump administration has suggested buying a prescription drug is like buying a car — with plenty of room to negotiate down from the sticker price. But drug pricing analysts say the analogy doesn't work. tomeng/Getty Images hide caption

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Car Shopping, Handbags And Wealthy Uncles: The Quest To Explain High Drug Prices

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Leah Esguerra (right), who is credited with being the first social worker installed directly at a public library, strolls through the fifth floor of the San Francisco Public Library's main branch, joined by the library's health and safety associates (from left to right) Sidney Grindstaff, Jennifer Keys and Cary Latham. Jason Doiy/Courtesy of the San Francisco Public Library hide caption

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'No Meaningful Oversight': ICE Contractor Overlooked Problems At Detention Centers

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In the summer of 1927, Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston drove together from Alabama to New York. Just outside Savannah, Ga., they gave a ride to a young person running away from a chain gang. An essay Hughes wrote about that encounter has recently resurfaced: Read it here. Jack Delano/Library of Congress hide caption

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In Lost Essay, Langston Hughes Recounts Meeting A Young Chain Gang Runaway

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