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GUY RAZ, host:

The writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the bestselling author of "Purple Hibiscus" and "Half of a Yellow Sun," and she's also judging our current round of Three-Minute Fiction here on Weekends on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED.

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Joyce DiDonato has the type of voice that can manage a wide variety of operatic characters — and not just the female ones. On her new record Diva, Divo, half of the arias she sings are for male characters.

"We call them 'pants roles,' " DiDonato explains, "because most of the time, I'm in pants. Occasionally, oddly enough, the boy [character] also has to dress up as a girl, but that gets very confusing."

Rome may have fallen hundreds of years ago, but much of the civilization the Romans built still dots the landscape today. One team of scientists recently unearthed a different kind of Roman artifact that may hold a strange clue to the empire's downfall.

A study of tree rings recently published in the journal Science provides evidence of climate shifts that, perhaps not coincidentally, occurred from A.D. 250 to 550, a period better known as the fall of the Roman Empire.

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We're back with ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Guy Raz.

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Back in 2002, Iron and Wine made delicate, tender home recordings that brought legions of fans to the band. But in those days, it wasn't much of a band at all: Iron and Wine was a man named Sam Beam, alone with his guitar.

Now, nearly a decade after its debut, the band has undergone a series of transformations. The latest album, Kiss Each Other Clean, showcases a whole new Iron and Wine.

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NPR's Kathy Lohr has the story.

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This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.

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NPR's Scott Horsley reports.

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Associated Press reporter Juliana Barbassa is in Rio de Janeiro. She returned yesterday from the hardest-hit areas north of Rio. And, Juliana, you went to the town of Teresopolis. You got a view from the air. Tell us what these mudslides looked like from above.

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