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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine is based on notes for a story Mark Twain told his young daughters, about magical seeds and talking animals. Erin Stead hide caption

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A Modern Collaboration With Mark Twain In 'Prince Oleomargarine'

Authors Philip and Erin Stead have turned 16 pages of Mark Twain's notes — on a serial bedtime story he wove for his daughters — into a new children's book, The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine.

Hugh Hefner created Playboy after working as a cartoonist for Esquire. He's pictured here at the Playboy Mansion in 2010. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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'Playboy' Founder Hugh Hefner, Champion Of Free Speech And 'Smut,' Dies At 91

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Steve Hirsch boasts that the fire department in tiny Hoxie, Kan., is fully staffed. But, Hirsch says, if you get in a wreck on a rural stretch of highway nearby, another department may not be. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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Fighting Fires For Free, Aging Volunteers Struggle To Recruit The Next Generation

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Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch Criticized For Speech At Trump's D.C. Hotel

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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine is based on notes for a story Mark Twain told his young daughters, about magical seeds and talking animals. Erin Stead hide caption

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Erin Stead

A Modern Collaboration With Mark Twain In 'Prince Oleomargarine'

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