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Samantha Power speaks on Jan. 13, 2017, during her final press conference as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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In New Memoir, Samantha Power Describes Going From Idealist To Diplomat

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Why Fashion Expert Tan France Nearly Turned Down 'Queer Eye'

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Christopher Ingraham, his wife Briana, and their three children — twins Charles (center) and Jack (right), 6, and William, 2, who was born after the family moved to Red Lake Falls, Minn. Courtesy of the Ingraham family hide caption

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A Throwaway Line Led 'Washington Post' Reporter To Call Rural Midwest His New Home

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Jackie Robinson draws his family close to help him blow out a birthday candle in 1954. From left, his children Sharon, David, and Jackie Jr., with his wife Rachel, above. AP hide caption

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Teen Angst And Civil Rights Meet In A New Memoir — Featuring Jackie Robinson

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The CIA's Secret Quest For Mind Control: Torture, LSD And A 'Poisoner In Chief'

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'New York Times' Reporters Explain How They United Women, Helping Trigger #MeToo

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'The Secrets We Kept' Imagines What CIA Secretaries Knew

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Why Margaret Atwood Said 'No' To A 'Handmaid's Tale' Sequel — Until Now

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James Mattis spent four decades in the Marines. He served as a commander in Afghanistan shortly after the al-Qaida attacks in 2001. Celeste Sloman for NPR hide caption

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Jim Mattis: 'Nations With Allies Thrive, Nations Without Allies Wither'

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has written a children's book called Just Ask! inspired by her desire to help kids embrace diversity. "If you don't know why someone's doing something, just ask them," she says. "Don't assume the worst in people." Rafael López/Philomel Books hide caption

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'Just Ask!' Says Sonia Sotomayor. She Knows What It's Like To Feel Different

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Edwidge Danticat: 'Whether Or Not We Belong Is Not Defined By Us'

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'My Papi Has A Motorcycle' Pays Loving Tribute To A California Childhood

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Tope Folarin Was 'A Particular Kind Of Black Man' — So He Wrote A Book About It

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'A Good Provider' Argues Migration Can Be Salvation

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Jill Heinerth says Dan's Cave on Abaco Island, Bahamas, is her "favorite cave on Earth." Jill Heinerth/Ecco hide caption

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Cave Diver Risks All To Explore Places 'Where Nobody Has Ever Been'

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The kitten Hank was infected with fleas and a deadly feline virus before Hannah Shaw took her in. Hank became the cover model for Shaw's new book on neonatal kitten care, Tiny but Mighty. Andrew Marttila and Hannah Shaw/Penguin Random House hide caption

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How Hannah Shaw, The 'Kitten Lady,' Rescues The Most Fragile Felines

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Elizabeth Acevedo, Amanda Alcantara and Danyeli Rodriguez del Orbe are this week's guests on Alt.Latino. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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3 Afro Dominicana Writers Reflect On Their Truths

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Sister Helen Prejean has written a new memoir called River of Fire, detailing her spiritual life before her activism against the death penalty. Michael Lionstar/Random House hide caption

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Sister Helen Prejean On Witnessing Executions: 'I Couldn't Let Them Die Alone'

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