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Desmond Tutu, an icon who helped end apartheid in South Africa, dies at 90

The Nobel Peace laureate and archbishop emeritus campaigned against a system he called evil and, after apartheid, helped the nation heal as head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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Desmond Tutu, an icon who helped end apartheid in South Africa, dies at 90

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People are buying a lot more books these days, in part because the pandemic has trapped everyone indoors with little to do. But among younger readers, another factor is driving sales up: The social-media site TikTok, where users post short videos they create themselves. Michele Abercrombie/NPR hide caption

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TikTok is driving book sales. Here are some titles #BookTok recommends

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