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Mystery Of A Massive Library Fire Remains Unsolved After More Than 30 Years

On April 29, 1986, fire tore through Los Angeles' Central Library — more than one million books were damaged or destroyed. Susan Orlean tells the story of the suspected arson in The Library Book.

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Opinion: The Doctor And 'The Boy In The Bubble'

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Over and Even Joan Shelley & Nathan Salsburg
Fortune William Fitzsimmons

Just outside the tiny town of Tornillo, Texas, is a temporary shelter for migrant children. It opened in June and last month the federal government announced it was expanding the shelter's capacity to 3,800 beds — making it the largest shelter in the system for kids who cross the border alone. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services via AP hide caption

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U.S. Plans To Expand Tent Camp In Texas For Unaccompanied Migrant Children

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Mimi Lesseos has been working in the field of stunt performance for decades. Now, at age 54 and still working, she wants to pass on the riches of her experience. Courtesy of Mimi Lesseos hide caption

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After Living Dozens Of Lives, Leading Stuntwoman Mimi Lesseos Has Lessons To Offer

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Eleven Eleven Peter Erskine and the Dr. Um Band
Newbury Tristeza
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Nothing's Ever Over TeamMate
The Rosetta Barrage Shark Quest
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Mystery Of A Massive Library Fire Remains Unsolved After More Than 30 Years

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Drunken Tune The Cinematic Orchestra

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