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From Homeless to Harvard

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CBS News

Everyone has baggage, but Lalita Booth’s is heavier than most.

Raised in Ashville, N.C., the rebellious teen says her problems all began when her parents divorced and she was sexually abused by a family acquaintance.

“That led to substance abuse, staying out all night long, and running away,” Booth said…

By then, she learned to really dream big and another door opened. Booth was accepted to one of the most elite and the oldest of the Ivy Leagues: Harvard University. The 29-year-old Booth is earning a Master’s degree in business and public policy…

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