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How Julie Andrews Made Herself At 'Home' In Hollywood

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In his memoir, Me, British singer-songwriter Elton John, shown in 1974, shares revelations about his sexual orientation and his struggle with cocaine. D. Morrison/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Elton John On Music, Addiction And Family: 'I'm Proud Of Who I Am Now'

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Bill Bryson's Latest Is A Different Kind Of Journey — Into 'The Body'

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In 'Me,' Elton John Pulls Back The Curtain On A Storied Life

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'We've Got More To Say About You': Olive Kitteridge Is Back, And Complex As Ever

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Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Ronan Farrow talked with NPR ahead of the release of his book Catch and Kill. A.J. Chavar for NPR hide caption

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Ronan Farrow Stands By His Reporting On NBC's 'Corrosive' Secrecy Around Sexual Abuse

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The author Edna O'Brien's latest book is Girl, which follows a young woman kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Eamonn McCabe/Guardian News and Media Ltd/Courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux hide caption

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Edna O'Brien On 6 Decades Of Writing 'Very Difficult Stories' About Women

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How Twitter Helped Change The Mind Of A Westboro Baptist Church Member

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How High School Debate In 1990s Kansas Explains The Present: A Novel Argument

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Whistleblower Explains How Cambridge Analytica Helped Fuel U.S. 'Insurgency'

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Susan Rice Talks Of Balancing Career And Motherhood, Reflects On Benghazi

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'Deep State' Author Says Trump Has Learned Nothing From The Russia Investigation

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Rachel Maddow's new book, Blowout, examines how the Russian economy's reliance on oil and natural gas contributed to Vladimir Putin's decision to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election. NBC/Getty Images hide caption

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Rachel Maddow On How Russia's 'Resource Curse' Drove Putin To Election Interference

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From Snakes To Spikes, Reporters Reveal Trump's Extreme Border Proposals

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David Cameron Talks Brexit And His 'Greatest Regret' In New Book 'For The Record'

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"You are not so different," squawked Seagull, who flew overhead. "You both cast long shadows." Michaela Goade/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers hide caption

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A Sailor Meets A Fisherman In 1534: It's An 'Encounter,' Not A Discovery

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Tracy Chevalier Says 'A Single Thread' Can Make All The Difference

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In 'Imaginary Friend,' Stephen Chbosky Squeezes Horror From Everyday Life

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Ta-Nehisi Coates On Magic, Memory And The Underground Railroad

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Identical twins Sara (left) and Tegan Quin began making music together as teenagers. Farrar, Straus & Giroux hide caption

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Tegan And Sara Find Pain — And Unexpected Joy — In 'High School'

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Chanel Miller was sexually assaulted by Brock Turner in 2015. The lenient sentence Turner received elicited widespread controversy and helped inspire new legislation in California. Elias Williams for NPR hide caption

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Chanel Miller, Sexual Assault Survivor, On The 'Immense Relief' Of Going Public

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