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Why Are The Media Obsessed With Trump's Controversies And Not Clinton's?

While less than shocking by Washington standards, the latest emails between Clinton Foundation and State Department staff underscore existing concerns about Hillary Clinton's ethics and transparency.
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Hacking Is 'A Bit Of A Superpower,' Says Creator Of 'Mr. Robot'

Sam Esmail believes hackers have immense power — the trouble is, superhero psychology isn't always sound. He says his vigilante hacker is driven by narcissism, paranoia, loneliness and pain.
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Jacqueline Woodson's New Novel For Adults Has Its Roots In Adolescence

Best known for her kids' and young adult books, Woodson has written her first adult novel in 20 years. Another Brooklyn is a dreamlike narrative about friendship, memory and dealing with death.
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'It's A Playground': Meryl Streep On Acting With Abandon

In her new film, Streep plays Florence Foster Jenkins, a socialite who didn't let her less-than-great voice stop her from becoming an opera singer. Streep says she can relate to that kind of passion.
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Water Ice, Philly's Classic Summer Cooler, Gets Hot Across The Country

This classic Philadelphia dessert used to be hard to find outside the city. Not anymore.
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3 Steps To Faking Your Own Death From The Author Of 'Playing Dead'

Elizabeth Greenwood has spent a lot of time researching the death fraud industry. She says the hardest step for many aspiring fraudsters would be cutting all ties with friends and family.
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New Lucille Ball Statue Replaces 'Scary Lucy'

Lucille Ball's hometown of Celoron, N.Y., honored her with a statue in 2009, 20 years after death. But the statue was terrifying. The story of "Scary Lucy" went viral last year. Last weekend, Celeron unveiled a new, less scary Lucy statue.
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Jacqueline Woodson's 'Brooklyn' Is Full Of Dreams And Danger

The National Book Award winner's new novel is based in part on her memories of growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970s. Woodson describes the teen years as an "amazing and urgent moment" in life.
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Through "The Looking Glass": Latin American Immigrant Artists in D.C.

A new exhibition at the Katzen Arts Center at American University highlights the work of ten artists who came to the D.C. region from Latin America and have made their homes and careers here.

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Jessie Burton: "The Muse"

In the follow-up to her best-selling debut novel "The Miniaturist," Jessie Burton is back with "The Muse," a story that alternates the narratives of two women in separate turbulent decades of 20th century Europe—and how their lives are intertwined through a single mysterious painting.

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