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ArtsBeat: New Publisher for German-Language Edition of Martin Amis’s ‘The Zone of Interest’

New York Times book reviews - March 5, 2015 - 9:21am
The Swiss publisher Kein & Aber has picked up Martin Amis’s concentration-camp satire after the author’s longtime German publisher rejected it.






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Plane Skids Off Runway At New York's LaGuardia

NPR Top Stories - March 5, 2015 - 8:58am

The Delta Airlines flight inbound from Atlanta slid off the runway and into fence on the side of the tarmac. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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Michael Brown's Family Will File Civil Suit Over His Death

NPR Top Stories - March 5, 2015 - 8:55am

The news comes one day after the Justice Department cleared Wilson in a civil rights probe — and delivered a scathing appraisal of the Ferguson Police Department.

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India Threatens BBC Over Decision To Air Rape Documentary In U.K.

NPR Top Stories - March 5, 2015 - 8:38am

The government, which has banned the Indian media from broadcasting India's Daughter or even showing clips from it pending an investigation, also ordered YouTube to take down the documentary.

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We're Not Taking Enough Lunch Breaks. Why That's Bad For Business

NPR Top Stories - March 5, 2015 - 7:47am

Research shows that only 1 in 5 five people take a break and leave their desks to eat. Most workers are simply eating at their desks. But creativity can take a big hit without a change of scenery.

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Second-Day Proceedings Under Way In Boston Marathon Trial

NPR Top Stories - March 5, 2015 - 7:32am

Jurors will hear more testimony in the trial of Dzhokar Tsarnaev, the accused bomber, a day after a dramatic admission of guilt and often-heartbreaking accounts from victims of the deadly 2013 attack.

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Exclusive First Read: Erik Larson's 'Dead Wake'

NPR Books - March 5, 2015 - 7:03am

The Devil in the White City author Erik Larson turns his attention to the sinking of the liner Lusitania almost 100 years ago — a turning point that helped bring the United States into World War I.

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Winter's Final Punch? Forecasters Say Maybe

NPR Top Stories - March 5, 2015 - 6:34am

Up to 10 inches of snowfall is possible in some areas of the mid-Atlantic. A slippery "wintry mix" caused the closing of federal government offices.

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'Grand Bargain' In Workers' Comp Unravels, Harming Injured Workers Further

NPR Top Stories - March 5, 2015 - 6:19am

Changes to workers' compensation laws mean families and government bear more of the costs that result from injuries on the job.

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Singapore Court Sentences 2 Germans To Caning And Jail Over Graffiti

NPR Top Stories - March 5, 2015 - 6:16am

The pair were tracked down and arrested in Malaysia last November. For spray-painting graffiti on a commuter train car, they are sentenced to nine months in prison and three strokes from a cane.

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North Korea: Attack On U.S. Ambassador Is 'Deserved Punishment'

NPR Top Stories - March 5, 2015 - 5:22am

Pyongyang said it welcomed the attack on Ambassador Mark Lippert, who was assaulted in Seoul by a knife-wielding political activist who said he opposed joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises.

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In Israel, A Vote To Choose A Leader And An Identity

NPR Top Stories - March 5, 2015 - 4:51am

Israel is a small country with an extremely diverse population. NPR's Emily Harris spoke to five very different Israelis about their hopes for the election and the kind of country they want to see.

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Hillary Clinton Asks State Dept. To Release Her Emails To The Public

NPR Top Stories - March 5, 2015 - 4:08am

The State Department says it will review thousands of messages for possible release. Clinton announced her intentions Wednesday, after a House panel issued a subpoena for some of the emails.

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The Legacy Of Booker T. Washington Revisited

NPR Top Stories - March 5, 2015 - 4:03am

In the centennial year of Booker T. Washington's death, for our 50 Great Teachers project NPR Ed decided to look back at his leadership.

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Montana's Almost Crowded Now, Thanks To The Colorful Characters Of 'Crow Fair'

NPR Books - March 5, 2015 - 4:03am

Thomas McGuane's new story collection gives us a large cast of Big Sky dreamers, schemers and down-and-outs. Reviewer Alan Cheuse says it's a fascinating portrait of the state — with bonus bears.

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By the Book: Kazuo Ishiguro: By the Book

New York Times book reviews - March 5, 2015 - 3:00am
The author, most recently, of “The Buried Giant” was obsessed with Sherlock Holmes as a child.






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Federal Regulators Link Workers' Comp Failures To Income Inequality

NPR Top Stories - March 5, 2015 - 1:03am

Changes to workers' compensation laws mean families and government bear more of the costs that result from injuries on the job.

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In Berlin, Grassroots Efforts Work To Integrate Inner-City Schools

NPR Top Stories - March 5, 2015 - 12:57am

In parts of the city, racial segregation in schools is often a reality. But small parent-led initiatives — one immigrant-led, one native-led — have been working to change perceptions and enrollment.

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Jaw Fossil In Ethiopia Likely Oldest Ever Found In Human Line

NPR Top Stories - March 5, 2015 - 12:45am

The 2.8 million-year-old bone may mark the first human branch in the primate family tree. It wasn't just a bigger brain that marked the shift, scientists say. It was also big changes in the mouth.

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House Approves Amtrak Funding, Rewrites Rules To Allow Furry Riders

NPR Top Stories - March 4, 2015 - 8:08pm

The bill freezes funding at current levels for four years, and lets some pets ride the rails with their owners. It also separates the high-ridership Northeast Corridor from the rest of the system.

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