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'A River Of Stars' Is An Asian-American, 'Pregnant Thelma & Louise'

Vanessa Hua's debut novel follows two women at a secret California maternity center where rich Chinese send expectant mothers to give birth to U.S. citizens. Then they run away.

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Opinion: 'National Enquirer' Publisher's CEO Could Testify About Trump And UFOs

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DNC Votes To Largely Strip 'Superdelegates' Of Presidential Nominating Power

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Naptalan The Evpatoria Report
Me & McAlevey Walter Martin
Gitanet Renaud Garcia-Fons, Renaud Garcia-Fons Trio et. al.

When the U.S. military had to fill a shortage of translators, combat medics, and nurses for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Department of Defense began the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest program, or MAVNI, in 2009. It hired many immigrants for those positions and offered a fast track to U.S. citizenship. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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He Wants To Help The Army Fight Terrorism, But Was Discharged Before He Got A Chance

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Rumors Of The Death Of The Rom-Com Are Greatly Exaggerated

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Isn't It Romantic? Ella Fitzgerald
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In 2008, the No. 6 Delaware license plate was auctioned off for $675,000. This past Monday, Butch Emmert, left, auctioned off the No. 20 tag for $410,000. Chuck Snyder/AP hide caption

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Welcome To Delaware, Home Of The $410,000 License Plate

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Indie Pop Swing David G. Steele
Fake Fealty Balmorhea
Bloom Key Broke For Free
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