Romanian orphans pass away their hours without toys at Bucharest's Number One Orphanage in Bucharest, Romania, February 14, 1991. Many of Romania's approximate 100,000 orphans found homes with foreign adopting parents in the 1980s and '90s, but the government tightened up adoption rules to stop profiteering baby traders. Over the years, many adoptive families faced serious challenges with children who were unable to adjust.

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“… between broad statistical data and intimate personal disclosure.”

July 17, 2020

Classical music critic Michael Andor Brodeur of the Washington Post

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“His conversation is so delightfully sauced …”

July 1, 2020

Robin Wall Kimmerer from an essay in "Braiding Sweetgrass"

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“Violence of the light miraculous.”

June 26, 2020

From the novel "The Dust That Falls from Dreams" by Louis de Bernieres

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“… the only true medicine I could provide.”

May 29, 2020

Dr. Jesse Charles, from his time volunteering at Brooklyn Hospital Center during coronavirus

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“Execution is as important as vision.”

May 13, 2020

U.S. Senator Angus King of Maine

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“… America was postoned.”

March 27, 2020

Zachary T. Sampson of the Tampa Bay Times, with a crucial assist from colleague Jay Cridlin, in a story about coronavirus closures

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“Iowa is a fairy tale.”

February 14, 2020

Dan Zak of the Washington Post in a story about the 2020 Iowa caucuses