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The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., still has all 82 of the William Shakespeare first folios Henry Folger collected. Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library hide caption

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A Fortune In Folios: One Man's Hunt For Shakespeare's First Editions

Henry Folger once spent nearly a year's salary on a William Shakespeare first folio. In The Millionaire and the Bard, Andrea Mays chronicles his obsession with collecting the playwright's work.

Officers stand watch at the intersection of West North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue as protesters walk for Freddie Gray in Baltimore in April. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Police Rethink Tactics Amid New Technologies And Social Pressure

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David Letterman, seen here snapping a selfie with his replacement Stephen Colbert, will step down next week as host of the Late Show. Getty Images hide caption

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David Letterman's Top 10 Late-Night Memories (Well, Not Really)

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NYPD Officer Peter Liang arrives at Kings County Supreme Court in Brooklyn, N.Y., after being indicted for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man while patrolling the darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project last November. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Code Switch

N.Y. Police Shooting Case Divides City's Asian-Americans

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N.Y. Police Shooting Case Divides City's Asian-Americans

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A Fortune In Folios: One Man's Hunt For Shakespeare's First Editions

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The Allen Cell Types Database catalogs all sorts of details about each type of brain cell, including its shape and electrical activity. These cells, taken from the visual area of a mouse brain, are colored according to the patterns of electrical activity they produce. Courtesy of Allen Institute for Brain Science hide caption

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Shots - Health News

A Database Of All Things Brainy

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A Database Of All Things Brainy

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The neighborhood where the compound of the radical group MOVE was located. Peter Morgan/AP hide caption

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I'm From Philly. 30 Years Later, I'm Still Trying To Make Sense Of The MOVE Bombing

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