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Book News: New Haruki Murakami Book Coming Out In December

NPR Books - 1 hour 56 min ago

Also: the man who dug through John Updike's trash; a new biography of Robin Williams.

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32 Teens Escape From Nashville-Area Detention Center

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 13 min ago

By early morning, 17 were still on the loose. The teens escaped after they found a weak spot in the center's perimeter fence.

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Accepting The Strange Brilliance Of 'Acceptance'

NPR Books - 2 hours 52 min ago

Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy comes to an end with Acceptance; reviewer Jason Sheehan says it's a maddening, fascinating read that will stay with you long after you finish the last page.

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The Politics Of Calling In Sick

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 54 min ago

A growing grass-roots movement aims to establish paid sick leave in the U.S., enjoying some success at the city and state level. The issue is already playing big in 2014 political races.

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Targeting Al-Shabab Leadership, U.S. Launches Airstrikes In Somalia

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 7 min ago

The Pentagon said it was still "assessing the results of the operation." Local Somali officials said the U.S. airstrikes hit near a meeting of the al-Qaida affiliated group.

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What's In A Name? Former Arthur Andersen Employees Spell It Out

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 52 min ago

A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.

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Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 25 min ago

The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.

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As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 27 min ago

U.S. combat troops will be gone by year's end and Afghanistan is still trying to sort out its presidential election. The Taliban, meanwhile, have launched some of their largest offensives in years.

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Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 25 min ago

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedly defeated in a June primary.

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FBI, Apple Investigate Claims Nude Celebrity Photos Posted Online

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2014 - 9:32pm

The FBI is looking into allegations that online accounts of several celebrities had been hacked. Apple says it is determining whether its online photo-sharing service had been hacked.

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U.S. Military Forces Targeted Extremist Network In Somalia

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2014 - 9:10pm

A day after an Islamic-extremist group launched an attack in Somalia, U.S. military forces have struck back. A Pentagon spokesman says the results of the operation are being assessed.

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NATO To Create New 'Spearhead' Force For Eastern Europe

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2014 - 6:49pm

NATO leaders are expected this week to set up a rapid-response force to defend against potential Russian aggression.

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Analyst: Response To Russian Incursion Will Be 'Defining Moment' For NATO

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2014 - 12:07pm

President Obama heads to Europe this week to take part in the NATO summit. The alliance is weighing how to respond to Russia's incursions into Ukraine.

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Economic Impact Of Ebola Crisis Spreads Across Africa

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2014 - 12:07pm

Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.

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40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2014 - 12:07pm

Four decades after Studs Terkel's famous collection of oral histories was published, Radio Diaries revives one of his interviews with Helen Moog, an Ohio taxi driver and grandmother of five.

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Doing The Hard Work Of Becoming A 'Real Man'

NPR Books - September 1, 2014 - 12:07pm

The process of becoming a man isn't always an easy one, but poet Saeed Jones says that reading Real Man Adventures by T Cooper, can make the journey more joyful.

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3 Americans Detained In North Korea Urge U.S. To Secure Their Release

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2014 - 11:18am

The State Department said the men should be released out of humanitarian concern and asked that Kenneth Bae, who has been held for two years, be granted amnesty.

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These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2014 - 10:25am

Saffron, vanilla, palm oil, cacao and cottonseed oil are still picked by hand in some parts of the world. Sometimes that manual labor shows up in the price of the food; sometimes it doesn't.

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The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years Extinct

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2014 - 10:15am

Passenger pigeons were once the world's most abundant bird, but they were also the cheapest protein available. The last passenger pigeon, Martha, died exactly a century ago at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds

NPR Top Stories - September 1, 2014 - 9:55am

Many immigrant men in the U.S. work hard to hold onto definitions of masculinity from their native countries — while also rejecting more rigid gender roles that may be the norm in their homelands.

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