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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.

Out The Dunes
Wig Blows Off
Good Evening Near the Parenthesis

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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Playboy's Theme Cy Coleman and His Orchestra
I Did It My Way (Waltz)
Armistice Day My Education
Concentration Waltz My Education
Latitude (Remix) Nujabes feat. Five Deez
PCH Metaform
The Secret Metaform
Freeze Frame Vision Moonlit Sailor
Colors In Stereo Moonlit Sailor

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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Fierce Pit Bosses Enemies
Dancing Ulf Wakenius, Lars Danielsson et. al.

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

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Shira The Shaolin Afronauts
Kilimanjaro The Shaolin Afronauts
We Insist Zoe Keating
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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'

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Almost Home The Greencards
Marty's Kitchen The Greencards
Space Desert Jam Kid Loco