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How Hema Ramaswamy Found Healing Through Traditional Indian Dance

Down syndrome and two major surgeries couldn't stop Hema Ramaswamy, who turned to classical Indian dance as a form of artistic and physical healing.

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When The Lights Go Down, Who Will Hear 'The Last Transmission'?

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Epilogue Heliocentrics & Melvin Van Peebles
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Jim Justice owns Southern Coal Corp., which has 71 mines that have racked up thousands of violations and millions of dollars in fines. Scott Halleran/Getty Images hide caption

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Billionaire Spent Millions In Charity, But Avoided Mine Fines

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How Hema Ramaswamy Found Healing Through Traditional Indian Dance

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Alfonso Ribeiro (from left), Will Smith and Karyn Parsons on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1991. Ron Tom/NBC via Getty Images hide caption

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How'd Karyn Parsons Get Her Gig On 'Fresh Prince'? Brattiness

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