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'I Had To Create My Own Lane': How Taraji P. Henson Found Her Place In Hollywood

The actress became famous for her role in TV's Empire, but the road to Cookie wasn't easy. In her new memoir, Around the Way Girl, Henson shares stories of pushing her way to the top.

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Brain Implant Restores Sense Of Touch To Paralyzed Man

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'Vietgone': A Sex Comedy About Mom, Dad And Refugee Camps

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As Iraqi Forces Prepare To Attack Mosul, A Civilian Exodus Could Follow

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The Video Defense About Her Emails Hillary Clinton Never Gave

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In A Jail Sentence, A Veteran's Redemption — With Help From A Fellow Vet

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'I Had To Create My Own Lane': How Taraji P. Henson Found Her Place In Hollywood

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