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Curtis Mayfield (in purple) performs in a detail from a poster advertising the 1972 film Super Fly, for which Mayfield composed the soundtrack album. John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Ar/Getty Images hide caption

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"We fully respect and support the Sackler family's decision," says a spokesperson for the National Portrait Gallery in central London, after a gift was withdrawn. Members of the Sackler family are accused of pursuing profits on OxyContin amid an opioid crisis. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The writer Lawrence Ferlinghetti, pictured here in Berlin in 2004, will turn 100 years old this weekend. Gezett/ullstein bild/Getty Images hide caption

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A Lost 'Little Boy' Nears 100: Poet And Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Sir Babygirl performs at Cheer Up Charlies on March 13, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Lorne Thomson/Redferns/Getty hide caption

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Music Discoveries From SXSW 2019

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'The New Me' Is Meh About Ambition And Adulthood

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Road Trip With 'Zora And Langston' In This Real-Life Literary Adventure

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A chimpanzee hugs her newborn at Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands, in 2010. Over the course of his long career, primatologist Frans de Waal has become convinced that primates and other animals express emotions similar to human emotions. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sex, Empathy, Jealousy: How Emotions And Behavior Of Other Primates Mirror Our Own

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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump walk on the South Lawn of the White House to board Marine One on their way to the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland on June 1, 2018. Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Marcelo Gleiser, 60, won the 2019 Templeton Prize for his work seeking the common ground between science and spirituality. Eli Burakian/Dartmouth College hide caption

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Dr. Homer Venters, the former head of New York City's correctional health services, says that inmates held in solitary confinement cells, such as the Rikers Island cell shown above, have a higher risk of committing self-harm. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Former Physician At Rikers Island Exposes Health Risks Of Incarceration

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A Parable Of International Development From Dave Eggers

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