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Three-Minute Fiction: Time Is Running Out

Short story writers, your time is short! The deadline for this round of our contest Three Minute Fiction is Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. The rules set by this round's judge, writer Danielle Evans, are simple: One character must come to town and, one character must leave town. And remember, your story can't longer than 600 words.
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Drug Trafficking, Corruption At The 'Triple Crossing'

In his first novel, investigative reporter Sebastian Rotella explores the paranoia and tensions of a border patrol agent infiltrating a Mexican drug gang. Rotella uses his own experience covering South America to make the story as authentic as possible.
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The News, As Reported By Andy Warhol

On Sunday, the National Gallery of Art opens Warhol: Headlines, an exhibit of the late artist's works depicting the front pages of American newspapers. Host Scott Simon tells us more about how Andy Warhol regarded the news business.
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'Book Of CIA Humor' Declassifies Top-Secret Jokes

Two spies walk into a bar. One spy says to the other, "I'm sorry, you're not clear to read the punchline." CIA veteran Ed Mickolus tells host Scott Simon more top-secret jokes from his new book, The Secret Book of CIA Humor.
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Palestinian Kids' Art Deemed Unsuitable For Children

An exhibit of children's art from Palestine was supposed to open Saturday at the Oakland Museum of Children's Art, but the show was canceled. Museum officials say community members raised concerns about whether the art, depicting scenes of Israeli-Palestinian violence, was appropriate for children. NPR's Richard Gonzales reports.
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Between China And India Lies Myanmar's Future

Myanmar mostly makes news in the West these days with blood and iron, when the brutal military regime cracks down on monks and others protesting for democracy. Host Scott Simon chats with Thant Myint-U, author of Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia, who says the country may have a bright and bold future as a bridge between China and India's growing economies.
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How Community Supported Agriculture Sprouted In China

In a village near Beijing, Little Donkey Farm is trying to rebuild a tradition of organic farming in the world's most populous country. It builds on thousands of years of Chinese history, but it's also inspired by American experiences.
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Rin Tin Tin: From Battlefield To Hollywood, A Story Of Friendship

Susan Orlean's new book about one of cinema's great dogs argues that Rin Tin Tin wasn't just a dog doing tricks, but an actor who could emote and affect audiences.
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Primatologist Jane Goodall Plays Not My Job

When she was in her 20s, Jane Goodall left her home in England to live among chimpanzees in the jungle. Some people thought it was crazy; we think it's crazy she decided to come back to live with humans. We've invited Goodall to answer three questions about Nicolas Cage.

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