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His family was deported from Peru to an American wartime internment camp, setting him on a mission to have the wrongs redressed. He died still... [Read More]
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He was serving a life sentence for his role in importing heroin and was accused of plotting to murder the mastermind of the theft of... [Read More]
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In 1979, just a few months before Amber Tatro turned 4, her family notified the Irving, Texas, school district that she would be ready for... [Read More]
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"Amber's legacy," said Perry A. Zirkel, professor emeritus of education and law at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, "amounted to a major step forward for students... [Read More]
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Disabled from birth, she was at the heart of a case seeking services that it said school districts were required to provide. The Supreme Court... [Read More]
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He oversaw corrections systems in three states, promoting programs to improve life for inmates while being accused in some quarters of "coddling" them. [Read More]
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She and her husband founded Academy Chicago, which sold feminist, mystery, literary and children's books and jousted in court with John Cheever's family. [Read More]
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New books featuring prominent sites, proposed walks and maps cover subjects like rock 'n' roll, architecture, the history of Harlem and pop culture. [Read More]
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Since 1970, when he established a major treatment program in New York, Dr. Newman emerged as a global expert on opioid addiction. [Read More]
With little formal training, he made his debut on Broadway when he was 19 and became a prolific presence on TV and in concert halls... [Read More]
She intervened to save an 18-year-old Senegalese student from East Harlem who had won a prize for robotics, but was facing deportation. [Read More]
An antiques dealer and arbiter of eclectic taste, he popularized the 1960s Peacock Revolution in fashion and "distressed bohemian" in interior design. [Read More]
After admitting to Congress that he had rigged a quiz show, he found redemption as a game show doctor, lifting ratings of daytime fare like... [Read More]
Galvanized by scandal in the Catholic Church, she sought compensation for survivors, the ouster of abusive clergymen and accountability by the hierarchy. [Read More]
Ms. Skaf fled to Paris after being arrested and harassed and receiving death threats when she spoke out against the Syrian government. [Read More]
Working with his wife, he identified an antibody that, in allergic individuals, produces excess amounts of histamine, which makes them sneeze. [Read More]
A new book explores how a "managerial" approach to low-level crimes rather than an "adjudicative" one hurts the communities that need protection the most. [Read More]
In the last half-century, Sam Roberts's tenure as a reporter and editor so far has spanned seven New York City mayors. [Read More]
He was temporarily stripped of some powers by the Vatican in a struggle with conservatives that deepened a rift with American bishops. [Read More]
An amateur researcher, she discovered evidence that evacuating Japanese-Americans was motivated by "race prejudice," not by military necessity. [Read More]
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