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Journalist Recounts The Absurdity And Torture Of 544 Days In Iran's Evin Prison

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'Field Guide To The North American Teenager' Taps Into The Raw Anxiety Of Adolescence

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Moscow's Fyodor Dostoevsky Library was renovated in 2013 and now sees some 500 visitors a day, up from just a dozen or so per day in earlier years. The library hosts language clubs, readings, lectures and concerts. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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Once Centers Of Soviet Propaganda, Moscow's Libraries Are Having A 'Loud' Revival

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"It feels like confessing a crime," Tommy Tomlinson says about revealing his weight in his new book, The Elephant in the Room: One Fat Man's Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America. Courtesy of Simon & Schuster hide caption

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He Was 460 Pounds. What Confronting His Weight Taught Him About Obesity In America

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There's No Rest For Anyone In 'The Dreamers'

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In 'Holy Lands,' A Tale Of Family Drama And Pig Farming In Israel

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