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Meg Wolitzer: "The Interestings"

Few people who show early talent go on to achieve stellar success. But their lives can be rich and wonderful nonetheless. That's one of the messages of a new novel that spans four decades. It all begins when six teenagers become friends at an artsy summer camp in New England's Berkshire Mountains. It's the summer that President Richard Nixon resigns and the teens declare themselves special. The future awaits them with all the promises and pitfalls a fully lived life has to offer. From the '70s to the present, the zeitgeist of each decade is woven into the story. A novel about love, luck, tragedy and talent.

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Excerpt from "The Interestings" by Meg Wolitzer. Copyright 2013 by Meg Wolitzer. Reprinted by permission of Riverhead Hardcover. All rights reserved.

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On National Mall, Native Americans Protest Keystone XL Pipeline

Native Americans from across the country are visiting Washington this week to protest the construction of a controversial pipeline in the Midwest.
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Tech Giants Settle Class-Action Lawsuit

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a lawsuit rather than go to trial on allegations they conspired to stop high-tech workers from leaving one company for another to get a better job.

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