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In nominating Sonia Sotomayor, the president cited both her judicial experience and her compelling personal story.
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There's never been a Hispanic on the high court though they're 15 percent of the US population.
Some big-name actors return to the stage and stir up the classics.
Natasha Wimmer's acclaimed translation of Roberto Bolaño's '2666' is giving foreign works new prominence.