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What Churchill And Orwell Had In Common: Both Could Say, 'My Side Is Wrong'

In his new book, journalist Tom Ricks explains how the conservative British politician and the leftist author of 1984 challenged their respective political parties.

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What Churchill And Orwell Had In Common: Both Could Say, 'My Side Is Wrong'

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Darrow Brown, 52, and Juan Calvo, 55, live in Baltimore. The men started fostering children after volunteering to take care of drug-addicted infants in 2007. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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2 Dads And Their Experience With Foster Fatherhood

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A stage constructed amidst Roman ruins to host the rock opera Divine Nero has led some archaeologists and art historians to denounce what they see as the commercialization of the city's heritage. Stefano Montesi/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Atop Ancient Ruins, A Rock Opera About Emperor Nero Leaves Some Romans Unimpressed

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Workers spread "red vanilla" (vanilla that has been treated by special cooking) in the sun to be dried near Sambava, Madagascar, in May 2016. Madagascar, producer of 80 percent of the world's vanilla, has seen huge jumps in the price. It's one of the most labor-intensive foods on Earth. Rijasolo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Our Love Of 'All Natural' Is Causing A Vanilla Shortage

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