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'Publicly Shamed:' Who Needs The Pillory When We've Got Twitter?

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How 'One Nation' Didn't Become 'Under God' Until The '50s Religious Revival

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren talked about 2016 to WBUR's Here & Now: "What I care about is that everyone who runs for president, who runs for any national office right now, talks about this core set of issues." Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Searching For Buried Treasure In China, A Writer Discovers Himself

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Understanding The Dark Side Of Enlightenment On 'Diamond Mountain'

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'Night At The Fiestas' Spins Stories Of Faith And Family

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Hunting Mythical Monsters 'At The Water's Edge'

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UNC basketball fans storm the court after a win over Duke in 2014. Grant Halverson/Getty Images hide caption

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'Cheated' Out Of An Education: Book Replays UNC's Student-Athlete Scandal

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John Hargrove, a trainer who spent 14 years working with orcas, mostly at SeaWorld, eventually became disillusioned with the company's treatment of its killer whales. Courtesy of Palgrave Macmillan Trade hide caption

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Former Orca Trainer For SeaWorld Condemns Its Practices

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In 13 Men journalist Sonia Faleiro chronicles the real-life case of "Baby" — a 20-year-old woman from the tribal village of Subalpur in West Bengal, India. Baby falls in love with a Muslim outsider and, she tells police, is gang-raped as punishment. Villagers maintain that Baby's story was fabricated. Picasa/Sonia Faleiro hide caption

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'13 Men,' No Clear Answers: Digging Into An Indian Gang Rape Case

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Author: Kids Need Abundant Connection With Nature

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Thanks To Chance (And Craigslist), A Writer Becomes A Carpenter

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Lamya Kaddor teaches Islamic studies in Germany. She's written a new book, Zum Toeten Bereit (Ready To Kill), about the experience of having five former students flee to Syria to join jihadist groups. Andre Zelck/Courtesy of Piper Verlag GmbH hide caption

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After Students Went To Wage Jihad, Teacher Highlights Youth Radicalization

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Not My Job: Richard Price (AKA Harry Brandt) Gets Quizzed On Pseudonyms

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'Hausfrau' Strips Down Its Modern-Day Madame Bovary

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