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Tents and droves of people cover the Mall at last year's National Book Festival. Christopher Buckley, one of this year's featured authors, describes the event as "sort of a cross between a state fair and a Walter Isaacson Aspen Ideas festival, only without the aspens and bears."

Tents and droves of people cover the Mall at last year's National Book Festival. Christopher Buckley, one of this year's featured authors, describes the event as "sort of a cross between a state fair and a Walter Isaacson Aspen Ideas festival, only without the aspens and bears."

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The biggest villains in sports

Ray Rice is just the latest famous athlete to draw the ire of the American public. Sports stars haven’t always acted as role models — both on and off the field.