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In 'Lola's Story,' A Journalist Reveals A Family Secret

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex Tizon died suddenly at 57 soon after he finished his story about Lola, writing: "I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized she was my family's slave."

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Rain Drops Freddie Joachim
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No More Neverland: A Senator's Guide To Raising American Adults

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In Telling Lola's Story, A Journalist Reveals A Family Secret

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N.J. Activist Says GOP Congressman's Complaint Forced Her To Quit Her Job

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Imagine What It Was Like To Sit Down At Simone De Beauvoir's Desk

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Microsoft President Urges Nuclear-Like Limits On Cyberweapons

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Aeternum Synthetic Epiphany
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From Kill Switch To Bitcoin, 'WannaCry' Showing Signs Of Amateur Flaws

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Stressed Out At The Airport? Now You Can Play With A Mini Horse

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Thinking Of A Place The War On Drugs
Under the Pressure The War On Drugs
Deep Henderson Nick Hollywood