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Journalist and author Alex Kotlowitz on empathy, violence and the fight against hopelessness in Chicago

CHICAGO – Alex Kotlowitz sat at the head of the room, a hand on his broad forehead, another holding a pen poised over a student paper. Around him sat the 19 undergraduates at Northwestern University who had registered for his class, "The Journalism of Empathy." He's been teaching this at the Medill School of Journalism for about two decades. He's not a jokey sort of instructor; he's not a professor who indulges long digressions or small talk about what everyone did last weekend. He takes his seat, and the class takes theirs, silently.

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Cookbook has easy vegan weeknight recipes

"30-Minute Vegan Dinners" is the first cookbook from Los Angeles recipe developer and food blogger Megan Sadd, known for her plant-based food blog, Carrots & Flowers, and a Facebook video channel. Her cookbook focuses on 75 vegan dishes that are easy enough to make as weeknight meals.

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Read-A-Thon held at Barnes & Noble in Myrtle Beach in preparation for Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman

Bobbie Lawson participates in the read-a-thon of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" at Barnes & Noble in Myrtle Beach. Lee's novel "Go Set A Watchman" is released Tuesday. Barnes & Noble will be open at 7 a.m. to sell the book. Customers who buy