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Nebraska Repeals Death Penalty, But U.S. Isn't Quite Ready To Abandon It

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2015 - 1:52pm

Cost and lethal-injection complications have led some states to reconsider the death penalty. U.S. support for the practice has declined over the last two decades, but three-in-five still support it.

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ArtsBeat: Dashiell Hammett Papers Go to University of South Carolina

New York Times book reviews - May 27, 2015 - 11:50am
The Dashiell Hammett archives include hundreds of letters and a replica of the Maltese Falcon.







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In This Test Kitchen, The Secret To A Great Cookbook Is Try, Try Again

NPR Books - May 27, 2015 - 11:46am

Yotam Ottolenghi and his partner have a thriving food empire that includes wildly successful cookbooks. We go inside their London test kitchen as recipes are put through their paces.

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For Actress Maria Bello, Family May Be Complicated, But 'Love Is Love'

NPR Books - May 27, 2015 - 9:23am

In her memoir Whatever ... Love is Love, Bello describes the evolution of her "modern family," which includes her romantic partner (a woman), her adolescent son and her son's father.

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Nebraska Governor's Veto Of Death Penalty Repeal Sets Up Override Vote

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2015 - 8:44am

Thirty votes are needed in the state's unicameral legislature to override Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto. The vote is expected to be close.

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ArtsBeat: Margaret Atwood Delivers Work to Be Published in 2114

New York Times book reviews - May 27, 2015 - 7:57am
Ms. Atwood provided the first work in the “Future Library” project taking place in Oslo.







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Paralyzed By Doubt? Here's A Guide For The Worrier In Us All

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2015 - 7:16am

You might think that anxiety disorder is no laughing matter, but illustrator Gemma Correll respectfully disagrees. She sees the humor in the mental condition that she deals with every day.

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More Severe Storms Possible For Flood-Hit Texas

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2015 - 7:00am

At least 17 people have died as a result of severe storms and flooding in Texas and Oklahoma.

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Federal Appeals Court Blocks Arkansas Ban On Abortion After 12 Weeks

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2015 - 6:34am

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has blocked an Arkansas law that bans abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The case was filed by two doctors on their own and their patients' behalf.

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Penn State Bounces Fraternity For 3 Years Over Nude Photo Scandal

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2015 - 5:57am

Penn State has shut down the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity chapter for three years, after an inquiry over a Facebook group page that collected pictures of nude women uncovered other transgressions.

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How A Claim That A Childhood Vaccine Prevents Leukemia Went Too Far

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2015 - 5:32am

It seemed to make sense that the childhood Hib vaccine could cut leukemia risk by keeping the immune system in check. But proving there's cause and effect at work turns out to be a challenge.

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Children’s Books: Winged Wonders

New York Times book reviews - May 27, 2015 - 5:00am
With poetic words and stunning photographs, “Sweep Up the Sun” salutes birds in flight.







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Attempt To Get More People On Board With Organ Donation Backfires

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2015 - 4:56am

To increase the number of organ donors in the U.S., psychologists have advocated for changes to how we ask people to donate. In California, officials tried something new — but it may have backfired.

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5 Things You Should Know About Rick Santorum

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2015 - 4:03am

The former Pennsylvania senator is getting in the race for president again. Here's a reminder of who he is.

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A New Kind Of College Wins State Approval In Rhode Island

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2015 - 4:03am

College Unbound aims to provide students who have some college experience a personalized path to a degree.

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Santorum Hopes To Catch Lightning In A Bottle A Second Time

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2015 - 4:03am

The former Pennsylvania senator, who won Iowa in 2012, hopes he can do it again. But with a more crowded field, he might find it difficult to stand out.

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Fat Is Not A Four-Letter Word In 'Dietland'

NPR Books - May 27, 2015 - 3:03am

There are different kinds of fat people in literature — funny or comforting, sometimes despicable. But Sarai Walker's Dietland gives us a new fat protagonist — complex, compelling and dangerous.

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Fat Is Not A Four-Letter Word In 'Dietland'

NPR Books - May 27, 2015 - 3:03am

There are different kinds of fat people in literature — funny or comforting, sometimes despicable. But Sarai Walker's Dietland gives us a new fat protagonist — complex, compelling and dangerous.

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Horror

New York Times book reviews - May 27, 2015 - 1:30am
The season’s horror books include Clive Barker’s “The Scarlet Gospels” and Andrew Pyper’s “The Damned.”







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‘Seveneves,’ by Neal Stephenson

New York Times book reviews - May 27, 2015 - 1:30am
In Neal Stephenson’s latest novel, Earth’s moon suddenly and spontaneously breaks apart into seven large pieces.







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