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In New Neapolitan Novel, Fans Seek Clues About Mysterious Author's Past

Elena Ferrante is the pen name of an anonymous Italian author. Very little is known about her, but Ferrante's books — widely believed to be a thinly veiled autobiography — have achieved cult status.

A Hungarian army officer closes the gate of Hungary's new fence on the 110-mile border with Serbia. Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban has taken a number of controversial steps against migrants. Darko Bandic/AP hide caption

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Hungary's Leader Pushes His Anti-Migrant Platform To Bolster Support

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Hereford, Texas, may have lovely vistas, but it's notably short of mental health care options. Kirk Kittell/Flickr hide caption

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Texas Strives To Lure Mental Health Providers To Rural Counties

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An International Atomic Energy Agency inspector cuts a uranium enrichment connection at Iran's Natanz facility, 200 miles south of Tehran, in 2014. The U.S. Congress is expected to address the Iranian nuclear deal this month. One unresolved issue: How much work might Iran have done previously on weaponizing its program? Kazem Ghane/AP hide caption

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An Unanswered Question About Iran's Nuclear Program

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A row of Secure Housing Units at the Corcoran State Prison in California in 2013. The prison has a separate facility built for inmates held in solitary. Robert Galbraith/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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California Prisons To Limit Number Of Inmates In Solitary Confinement

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Yellowtail jack (Seriola lalandi) at HSWRI in San Diego. Courtesy of HSWRI hide caption

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Huge Fish Farm Planned Near San Diego Aims To Fix Seafood Imbalance

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Classical guitarist Berta Rojas' new album, History of Tango, charts a new course for the popular style. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Berta Rojas Proves The Classical Guitar Can 'Sing A Tango'

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