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Aug 10, 2013 — Can you ever be rich enough or famous enough or beautiful enough to not be racially profiled while shopping?
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Jun 11, 2013 — The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is being built on the National Mall, near the Washington Monument. It is set to open in late 2015.
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May 23, 2013 — After Oprah Winfrey's friend and health adviser learned that 90 percent of the food on Maui is flown or shipped in from outside, he convinced her to turn a portion of her estate on the island into a farm. Winfrey is giving away the food she's now growing on 16 acres of land, but it may soon be for sale.
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Apr 25, 2013 — Also: Sexism on Wikipedia?; a defense of Oprah's Book Club; and Gary Shteyngart is coming out with a memoir next year.
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Jan 18, 2013 — Armstrong turns emotional when he recalls how he had to explain to his children that the allegations against him were true.
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Jan 18, 2013 — The cancer charity the cyclist helped found says it is disheartening to hear, finally, Armstrong say that he misled everyone about the doping he now admits. But it also thanks him for the "drive, devotion and spirit he brought to serving cancer patients."
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Jan 17, 2013 — In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong said that he blood doped or used banned substances in all of his seven Tour de France victories. He also said he didn't believe that it was possible to win seven titles without using drugs "in that culture."
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Jan 17, 2013 — The conclusion from anti-doping authorities that Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs have led the International Olympics Committee to strip him of the medal he won at the 2000 Games in Sydney. Meanwhile, tonight, Oprah Winfrey airs Part 1 of Armstrong's reported confessional.
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Jan 15, 2013 — In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the cycling superstar confessed to cheating throughout his career, she tells CBS News. Their conversation will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network over two nights, starting Thursday at 9 p.m. ET.
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May 19, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, Obama's Middle East speech, talking to kids about money, and the red-crested tree rat. In the second hour, the importance of a good bedside manner, and Oprah's legacy.
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