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When Oprah meets with ten teenage girls, ages 13 to 18, they tell her the raid was not the first time they'd gone outside the ranch's gates. They also leave for dentist and eye doctor appointments. Despite widespread belief, they say they have watched TV and movies. "I've seen several," says one 17-year-old girl. "Chicken Little, Winnie the Pooh."

Many of the girls have cell phones, though they don't play video games or on computers. They say that for fun, they go to school. Some of them even want to go to college. One girl says she wants to be a lawyer, and she knows she will need to leave the grounds for law school. If they decide to leave and live on the outside, they all say that would be allowed.

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Published on March 30, 2009

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