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Rachel Martin's High School Reunion

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'The Once And Future Liberal' Looks At Shortfalls Of American Liberalism

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Books at Amazon's New York City store are shelved with the covers facing out and organized around features that originated on the website, including "Most Wished For" and "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought." Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Be More Than A Bookstore: A Brick-And-Mortar Shop's Key To Success

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Jury Rules In Favor Of Taylor Swift In Groping Lawsuit

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After Mastectomy, Young Woman's Tattoo Helps Her Feel Whole Again

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Jury Begins Deliberations In Taylor Swift Groping Trial

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In her book The Virginia State Colony For Epileptics And Feebleminded, poet Molly McCully Brown explores themes of disability, eugenics and faith. Kristin Teston/Persea hide caption

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Poet Imagines Life Inside A 1910 Institution That Eugenics Built

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The Glass Castle shows the different stages of Jeannette Walls' life, from early childhood to adulthood. (Pictured: Eden Grace Redfield, Woody Harrelson, Charlie Shotwell, Sadie Sink and Naomi Watts) Jake Giles Netter/Lionsgate hide caption

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Woody Harrelson On 'Glass Castle' Dad Whose Rages And Redemptions Loomed Large

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Not My Job: Football Hall Of Famer Jerry Rice Gets Quizzed On Hannah Montana

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Art Camp Thrives On 8 Open Lots On Hamtramck-Detroit Border

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Liliane Bettencourt and François-Marie Banier attend a cosmetics industry event in 1992. Eric Robert/Sygma via Getty Images hide caption

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'The Bettencourt Affair': Extravagant Friendship Or Cruel Swindle?

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