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What made the people who make the news? Find out from this info-laden batch of biographies. Founder Scott Farrell and his coworkers augment short news items with dossiers on the people involved. Facts both thought provoking (Anthony Hopkins became an actor after seeing hometown boy Richard Burton drive past in a Jaguar) and trivial (Janet Reno grew up in a house her parents built, on 20 acres of land just outside Miami) emerge. It’s an enjoyable, informative resource — if you can manage to read that tiny type.

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