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A College Campus Mix-Up

Every answer is the name of a college or university. You must identify the schools from their anagrams. For example: "ICER" The answer: "RICE."
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Errol Morris Looks For Truth Outside Photographs

In his new book about photography, Believing Is Seeing, documentary filmmaker Errol Morris talks about what you don't see in photographs and the importance of what lies outside the frame. He says photographers have been posing photos as long as they've been taking them.
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Three-Minute Fiction Round 7

The clock is ticking and we're one week into round seven of our Three-Minute Fiction writing contest. Author Danielle Evans is our judge this time around. Entries are due at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, September 25.
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Getting Creative Without Quitting Your Day Job

Kelly Wilkinson always felt like her crafty side was at odds with her professional life, but now she has a book that incorporates both. Weekend Handmade provides instructions for quirky crafts that virtually anyone can do.
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'The Arrogant Years': An Egyptian Family In Exile

When Lucette Lagnado's parents were growing up, Cairo was a place of cultural and religious acceptance. But when the 1952 revolution sent Jews fleeing from Egypt, her family was among the exiles. Lagnado tells the story of their exodus to Brooklyn in The Arrogant Years.
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The Decemberists' Colin Meloy Plays Not My Job

The Decemberists' name was inspired by a short-lived rebellion in the Russian army in the 1820s. We've invited lead singer and songwriter Colin Meloy to answer questions about three other obscure protests.
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Al Sharpton's Unlikely Rise To MSNBC Host

MSNBC's newest opinion host is the Rev. Al Sharpton, a figure much better known for a past in which he cast more heat than light. With his new job, Sharpton is now on his third act in public life: from a civil rights activist to a player in the Democratic Party to, now, a cable talk show host.
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Three Books For The Truly Fearless Frequent Flier

Terrified of flying? Join the club. Author Chris Bohjalian is, too, but he encourages you to confront those fears and indulge in these three books that share the tale of moments high in the sky and the tension when something goes terribly wrong.
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'Shop Talk': Jobs, Poverty, Perry

This week, House Speaker Boehner acknowledged some common ground between his jobs plan and the president's plan, but said Obama's program doesn't quite add up. Also, the U.S. Census Bureau reported the latest poverty figures, and Tyler Perry was reported as the highest paid man in Hollywood.

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