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A child pornography scandal gave him 15 and a half years in prison

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It’s no surprise the cancer charity suffered when Lance’s reputation collapsed



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Who an artist is in their art isn’t who they are as human beings

Eminem — taken by the Department of Defense, Public Domain

Don’t go too hard in practice

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How a student’s comment made me reflect on my students’ futures

Photo of DaBaby — from HOTSPOTATL on the Public Domain

Our expectations for men have gotten absurdly low

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It’s not the most fair comparison

Photo of Margaret of Anjou by Talbot Master — Public Domain

It’s a lifelong process

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“Not even a shred of dignity in that death,” an executioner said.

An engraving of the death of Margaret Pole — by William Andrews, Public Domain

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