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Yale grad’s final essay gets new life after writer’s death

A 22-year-old Yale gradate, Marina Keegan, who penned her life's lessons in a final column for the Yale Daily News, died just days after commencement. But the words of her work, "The Opposite of Loneliness," have lived on. The Massachusetts resident died in a car crash on her way to a vacation house on Cape [...]
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