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Books that deepen, contextualize or offer new angles on one of the week's major headlines.

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A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review'

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Poisoned Cigars And A Painful Chapter In Our History

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An Ode To Our Newest Neighbor: Biden, The Pink Dwarf Planet

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Spring May Not Be Outside, But It's On The Court

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Malaysia Flight 370 And The World's Attention

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A Ukrainian Conscience Lost By Complicity, Recovered By Remorse

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Power And Violence In Ukraine And Mexico

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A Cure For Sochi Fatigue, Shaken, Not Stirred

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To Strive, To Seek, To Find: The End Of A Baseball Era

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Celebration Is In The Air. Or Is That Just Snow?

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Movie Buff Or Not, There's Something 'Beautiful' About Hollywood

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As Zamata Joins 'SNL,' A Look At — And Beyond — The Prism Of Race

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Tough Commute This Morning? Your 'Journey' Could Have Been Worse

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