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Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

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Sean Spicer On Trump's Inauguration Records And The Role Of The Press Secretary

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Former Press Secretary Sean Spicer Discusses Russia And His New Book, 'The Briefing'

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Nostalgia (And Norovirus) Make For A Novel 'Last Cruise'

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"I think Sarah has done a great job of making sure that she understands what the president wants," says Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer says in an interview at NPR with Mary Louise Kelly on Wednesday. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Sean Spicer Praises Successor Sanders: 'She Understands What The President Wants'

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In 1994 Nelson Mandela revisited the cell at Robben Island prison where he was jailed for more than two decades. Louise Gubb/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Nelson Mandela's Prison Letters: 'One Day I Will Be Back At Home'

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How Dark Money, Gerrymandering And Democratic Complacency Altered Wisconsin Politics

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Viv Albertine was a guitarist and lyricist for the punk band The Slits. She is also the author of two memoirs. Courtesy Faber & Faber hide caption

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Punk Legend And Memoirist Viv Albertine On A Lifetime Of Fighting The Patriarchy

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Tourists eat fried insects, including locusts, bamboo worms, dragonfly larvae, silkworm chrysalises and more during a competition in Lijiang, China. For Westerners, eating insects means getting over the ick factor. VCG/Getty Images hide caption

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'Give Me Your Hand' Explores Female Mysteries And Monstrosities

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Russia — And Grandma — Defy Expectations In 'A Terrible Country'

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