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Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior Is Biological

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Author Benjamin Alire Saenz writes about life on the U.S.-Mexico border. Here he holds his latest book, Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club, in front of "$26," a painting by Francisco Delgado (the presidents in the painting appear on American bills worth a collective $26). Mark Lambie/Courtesy El Paso Times hide caption

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Marc Maron, whose latest book is Attempting Normal, is also the author of The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life As a Reluctant Messiah. Leigh Righton/Spiegel & Grau hide caption

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Marc Maron: A Life Fueled By 'Panic And Dread'

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Brother and sister Rod Dreher and Ruthie Leming grew up in a small town in rural Louisiana. Dreher left the tightknit community to pursue a journalism career but returned home after Leming died of lung cancer in 2010. Courtesy Rod Dreher hide caption

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"House Arrest" by Nikahang Kowsar: Mir Hossein Mousavi, a presidential candidate in the disputed 2009 presidential election, and his wife have been under house arrest with no charge brought against them, since early 2011. International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran hide caption

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Making Gains Abroad 'Begins At Home'

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Dilruba Ahmed: An Outsider Turns To Poetry

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The term "third coast" refers to American cities that sit on the Great Lakes shoreline, like Chicago. Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hard Hits, Hard Liquor In 'The Summer of Beer and Whiskey'

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'Country Girl' Edna O'Brien On A Lifetime Of Lit, Loneliness And Love

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First Western War In Afghanistan Was An 'Imperial Disaster'

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David Sedaris's new book is called Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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'Let's Explore': David Sedaris On His Public Private Life

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