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A Journalist Seeks Out Her Roots, But Finds Few Answers In The Soil

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Remembering 'Schoolhouse Rock!' Jazz Musician Bob Dorough

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Jake Tapper is CNN's chief Washington correspondent and the host of The Lead and State of the Union. His novel, The Hellfire Club, is set in 1954 Washington, D.C. Corey Nickols/Getty Images for Pizza Hut hide caption

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CNN's Jake Tapper On McCarthyism, Trump And The 'Jar Jar Binks Principle'

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An undated photo shows a Ku Klux Klansman and Neo-Nazi demonstrator holding symbolic shields at a march in Palm Beach, Fla. In Bring the War Home, author Kathleen Belew argues that America's disparate racists groups came together after the Vietnam War. Steven D Starr/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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How America's White Power Movement Coalesced After The Vietnam War

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Why Pius IX Might Be The 'Most Important Pope' In Modern Church History

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Reflects On 'Ambition And Manhood In America'

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Before He Became The 'Night Court' Judge, Harry Anderson Was A Con-Man Magician

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Remembering Milos Forman, Director Of 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'

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Journalist Robert Draper says White House social media director Dan Scavino has a hand in crafting about half of the president's tweets. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Who Is The Mystery Man Behind @realDonaldTrump? (Besides The President)

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Actor Brian Tyree Henry On Fame, Authenticity And 'Atlanta'

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Barbara Bush (shown here at the White House in 1989) met her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, at a dance when she was 16. Bob Daugherty/AP hide caption

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Barbara Bush On Meeting George, Motherhood And Her Signature Fake Pearls

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James Comey served director of the FBI from Sept. 4, 2013, until his dismissal on May 9, 2017. Elias Williams for NPR hide caption

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James Comey To 'Fresh Air': The FBI Isn't 'On Anybody's Side'

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Former FBI Director Comey Discusses How He Views Trump's Conduct In New Book

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Jon Bon Jovi Reflects On A Music Career That Surpassed His 'Wildest Dreams'

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Julie Holzhauer stands among her family's possessions after being evicted from her home in Centennial, Colo., in 2011. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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First-Ever Evictions Database Shows: 'We're In the Middle Of A Housing Crisis'

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