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Macaques check out a camera in Galtaji Temple in Jaipur, India. Monkeys have been known to sneak into swimming pools, courts and even the halls of India's Parliament. One attorney told author Mary Roach about a macaque that infiltrated a medical institute and began pulling out patient IVs. Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Monkey Thieves, Drunk Elephants — Mary Roach Reveals A Weird World Of Animal 'Crime'

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The cover of Bethany C. Morrow's new book, So Many Beginnings. Jonathan Barkat hide caption

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Little Women Remixed, But Not Reimagined

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These three books provide a detailed accounting of events that have largely defined the U.S. role in the world in the first part of the 21st century. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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The state of Alabama has a new poet laureate: Ashley M. Jones is the first Black poet to claim the title, and at 31, also the youngest. Hub City Press; Ashley M. Jones hide caption

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Alabama's First Black Poet Laureate Takes A Personal Approach To 'Reparations'

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Joy Harjo's memoir is Poet Warrior. She plays saxophone and recites poetry on her new album, I Pray for My Enemies. Shawn Miller/W.W. Norton hide caption

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'Poet Warrior' Joy Harjo Wants Native Peoples To Be Seen As Human

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Writer and actor Michaela Coel's first book, Misfits: A Personal Manifesto is out this week. Laura McClusky hide caption

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Michaela Coel Is A 'Misfit.' She Wants To Help Other Misfits, Too

Writer and actor Michaela Coel wrote, created and starred in HBO series I May Destroy You, which is up for nine Emmy nominations. Her new book, Misfits: A Personal Manifesto, is out this week. She talks to Sam about why she champions misfits like herself, I May Destroy You's basis on her trauma, and how her spirituality has shifted over time.

Michaela Coel Is A 'Misfit.' She Wants To Help Other Misfits, Too

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