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Two Lions Of Journalism, Roaring To The Last

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A Candidate With Low Poll Numbers, But High Hopes

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In A Way, Gandhi Also Won 2014's Nobel Peace Prize

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A Stranger On A Train, A Phone Call, A Man's Life Transformed

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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank regularly makes banned book lists, but not because it details the terror of hiding from Nazi occupiers. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Banned Books Remind Us Of The Power Of The Written Word

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A Man Who Knew The Value Of The Human Voice

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On packed flights, space is at a premium and tempers sometimes flare. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Cruising Attitude: Recliner Rebellion Building In The Sky

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Syria: The Trojan Women inserts current events into an ancient Greek tragedy, performed here in Amman, Jordan, in 2013. Lynn Alleva Lilley/Lynn Alleva Lilley hide caption

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Syrian Artists Denied Visas, And A Voice In The U.S.

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Journalist James Foley while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria, November 2012. Nicole Tung/AP hide caption

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The Risks And Rewards Of Reporting In A War Zone

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Actor Robin Williams, when he was Mork, in April 1978. AP hide caption

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Remembering The Highs And Lows Of Robin Williams

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Rep. M. Caldwell Butler (right) listens to debate over the Nixon impeachment proceedings in the House Judiciary Committee in July 1974. AP hide caption

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M. Caldwell Butler, A True Bipartisan Politician

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Amazon celebrates 20 years of selling everything from A to Z...and 20 years of mining customer data. istockphoto.com hide caption

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Happy Birthday To Amazon, And Its Data Mining

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Nadine Gordimer passed away this week at age 90, after a lifetime of achievement in writing and anti-apartheid activism. Radu Sigheti/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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In Writing, Nadine Gordimer Explored Why We're All Here

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Picasso's The Blue Room, painted in 1901, hung in the Phillips Collection for decades. AP hide caption

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Buried By Picasso, The Man Beneath 'The Blue Room' Tells A Story

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