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Incoming Judge Cites Maya Angelou

Sugman Suggs, the latest member of Slovenia’s constitutional court, cited Maya Angelou in her acceptance speech. The passage was very appropriate.

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Books Helped Free Angelou’s Caged Bird

Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday, found strength in the literature of Shakespeare, Poe, Dunbar, and others.

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