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Artist Chuck Close on Overcoming Disabilities

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Chuck Close is a world-renowned artist who paints wall-sized faces and portraits. While much of his work is filled with vibrant colors, his life has…read more

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In South Africa, Phones Help Poor Connect

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Johannesburg is one of South Africa’s largest cities but less than 1 percent of the population has access to land phone lines or Internet service.…read more

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Poet Documents Lives Along Mexican Border

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The city of Juarez, Mexico and other towns along the U.S.-Mexican border have been ravaged by violence between feuding drug cartels over the last few…read more

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Legendary Tap Dancer Mentors Young Artists in “Sophisticated Ladies”

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Tap dance icon Maurice Hines has already had a full career, dancing alongside his brother, Gregory, on the stage and in films for decades. Now,…read more

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Matrix Star Takes On Civil Rights Leader

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As the grandson of slaves, Thurgood Marshall was born July 2, 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland. When segregation policies denied Marshall admission to the University of…read more

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