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Filmmaker John Waters recently hitchhiked across America and said it reaffirmed his belief in the goodness of people. Jason Kempin/Getty Images for EJAF hide caption

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Wait A Second ... Is That Hitchhiker John Waters?

The man behind Pink Flamingos and Cry-Baby hitchhiked from Baltimore to San Francisco and chronicles the experience in a new book, Carsick. He says as a hitchhiker, "Your job is to talk. Or have sex."

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From Coffee Futures To Bulk Buying: A Year Of Adventurous Investing

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After winning Italy's version of The Voice, Sister Cristina Scuccia thanks God on stage in Milan alongside her coach, Italian rapper J-Ax. Marco Bertorello/Getty Images hide caption

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Stopped By 'No One,' A Nun Wins Italy's 'The Voice'

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Chinese paramilitary police march at Tiananmen Square in Beijing during winter 2014. Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The 'Cool War' With China Is Unseen, But Comes With Consequences

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Thompson Williams with his son, Kiamichi-tet Williams. Thompson remembers his father, Melford Williams, as someone who "could swear with the best of them" but was never angry with anyone. StoryCorps hide caption

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From Father To Son, Life Lessons Passed Down Through Generations

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A Pakistani man reads a newspaper at a closed market in Karachi on Wednesday following the arrest of Altaf Hussain. For more than two decades, Hussain has wielded control over his party — and, by extension, parts of the city — from half a world away in London. Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How One Man's Arrest In London Shut Down Pakistan's Megacity

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Peanut Butter M&M's are larger and more irregular than standard M&M's. Quoctrung Bui/NPR hide caption

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Why A Pack Of Peanut Butter M&M's Weighs A Tiny Bit Less Than A Regular Pack

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Filmmaker John Waters recently hitchhiked across America and said it reaffirmed his belief in the goodness of people. Jason Kempin/Getty Images for EJAF hide caption

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Wait A Second ... Is That Hitchhiker John Waters?

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