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    Sir David Attenborough’s Dynasties crew broke the rules to save as many penguins as they could

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    Cherry Healey challenges the big issue of being a feminist and wanting plastic surgery

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    The singer opened up about her new mental illness documentary to Ellen DeGeneres.

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    The Irish couple documenting their journey to seek an abortion

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