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Zimbabwe Pardons Thousands Of Prisoners Because Of Overcrowding, Food Shortages

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 9 min ago

The move by President Robert Mugabe has reportedly emptied one women's prison of all but two inmates serving life sentences. All juveniles are said to have been pardoned.

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Late-Night Host Jimmy Kimmel Is Negotiating A Presidential Debate. It Makes Sense

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 57 min ago

Just after Bernie Sanders thanked Kimmel for possibly securing the debate last night, Kimmel made a Batman vs. Superman joke about Democratic superdelegates.

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The Shortlist: Shadows of War

New York Times book reviews - 2 hours 11 min ago
New books by Chris Cleave, Alison Love, Martha Hall Kelly and Simon Mawer.
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Critic’s Take: Moscow’s Magic Realism

New York Times book reviews - 2 hours 18 min ago
In “The Master and Margarita,” Moscow is visited by the Devil himself, trailed by a giant cat fond of vodka and guns.
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Inside the List

New York Times book reviews - 2 hours 29 min ago
Siddhartha Mukherjee’s “The Gene,” which enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No.1, is the latest in a string of recent science-themed hits.
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Doctors Without Borders Evacuating Key Syrian Hospital Amid ISIS Offensive

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 29 min ago

ISIS reportedly has seized villages near Syria's border with Turkey, trapping tens of thousands of civilians. The evacuated hospital outside Azaz is the aid group's largest medical facility in Syria.

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Open Book: On Deck

New York Times book reviews - 2 hours 29 min ago
New books about baseball include Ron Darling’s “Game 7, 1986” and Jeff Passan’s “The Arm.”
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Fiction: ‘The Mirror Thief,’ by Martin Seay

New York Times book reviews - 2 hours 30 min ago
A novel with three plots, various Venices, inscrutable passages and deep meaning (or none).
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‘Amateurs,’ by Dylan Hicks

New York Times book reviews - 2 hours 30 min ago
A novel tracks the lives of a group of chronic underachievers.
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Nonfiction: ‘Farewell Kabul,’ by Christina Lamb

New York Times book reviews - 2 hours 30 min ago
A journalist’s account of the conflict in Afghanistan details the cascading failures of the West.
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Nonfiction: ‘Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering,’ by David A. Kessler

New York Times book reviews - 2 hours 31 min ago
Examining the root of behaviors like obsession and addiction.
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Nonfiction: ‘Secondhand Time,’ by Svetlana Alexievich

New York Times book reviews - 2 hours 31 min ago
Svetlana Alexievich speaks with Russians who cannot recognize their post-1991 homeland.
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Nonfiction: Sebastian Junger’s ‘Tribe’

New York Times book reviews - 2 hours 39 min ago
Viewing post-traumatic stress disorder as more of a cultural problem than a medical one.
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Nonfiction: ‘Anatomy of Malice,’ by Joel E. Dimsdale

New York Times book reviews - 2 hours 50 min ago
Psychological evaluations of the Nuremberg defendants.
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Nonfiction: ‘An American Genocide,’ by Benjamin Madley

New York Times book reviews - 2 hours 50 min ago
The slaughter of the California Indians.
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Nonfiction: ‘From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime,’ by Elizabeth Hinton

New York Times book reviews - 2 hours 51 min ago
How decades of discriminatory policies and flawed studies led to an age of mass imprisonment.
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Is Virginia Health Insurer's Decision To Drop Bronze Plans An Omen?

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 5 min ago

Bronze plans provide the least generous coverage of the four tiers on insurance marketplaces, paying 60 percent of benefits, on average, compared with 70 percent for the more popular silver plans.

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41 Secret Service Staffers Disciplined For Accessing Private Files On Congressman

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 58 min ago

The punishment includes, in some cases, suspensions without pay for improperly reviewing records about Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz. An employee who leaked data to the press has resigned.

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Hokule'a, The Hawaiian Canoe Traveling The World By A Map Of The Stars

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 38 min ago

A voyaging canoe built to revive the centuries-old tradition of Hawaiian exploration is circumnavigating the globe. Its crew has already traveled 26,000 miles navigating with the sun, stars and waves.

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A Survivor's Tale: How Hiroshima Shaped A Japanese-American Family

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 58 min ago

Kikue Takagi narrowly survived the atomic bomb that killed her classmates. Soon after she moved to California, where she worked for many years at Disneyland. Now in her 80s, she's back in Hiroshima.

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