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In 'A Legacy Of Spies,' John Le Carré Goes Back Out In 'The Cold'

Former CIA operative Valerie Plame says pop culture doesn't usually get espionage right — but le Carré comes close. His new novel is a kind of prequel to 1963's The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.

I'm [Here With You] Edamame
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Remind Me (Nujabes Tribute) Side Effekt
Ritual Vanilla
Snowdance Vanilla

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The Army, The Inventor And The Surprising Uses Of A Batman Machine

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Future Hope Mokhov
Scheme STS9

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Accused Of Accepting Lavish Trips And Gifts, Sen. Menendez Goes On Trial

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In 'A Legacy Of Spies,' John Le Carré Goes Back Out In 'The Cold'

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Beer-Brewing Monks Are Helping Rebuild Earthquake-Devastated Town In Italy

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Path of Totality The American Dollar
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These Oklahoma City Schools Are Named For Confederate Generals ... Or Are They?

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