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Email Just Can't Compete With Heartfelt 'Letters Of Note'

NPR Top Stories - October 17, 2014 - 1:43pm

The art of letter writing is also an act of preserving history. The correspondences gathered in the book Letters Of Note tell stories of delight, hope and loss — and the nature of human connection.

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Email Just Can't Compete With Heartfelt 'Letters Of Note'

NPR Books - October 17, 2014 - 1:43pm

The art of letter writing is also an act of preserving history. The correspondences gathered in the book Letters Of Note tell stories of delight, hope and loss — and the nature of human connection.

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How The Florida Governor's Debate Became #Fangate

NPR Top Stories - October 17, 2014 - 1:37pm

Republican Gov. Rick Scott's campaign wanted organizers to cancel Wednesday night's debate if Democrat Charlie Crist was allowed to use a fan at his podium.

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The Story of Us

New York Times book reviews - October 17, 2014 - 1:14pm
Christine Kenneally discusses “The Invisible History of the Human Race,” and Zephyr Teachout talks about “Corruption in America.”






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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of October 16, 2014

NPR Books - October 17, 2014 - 1:03pm

Appearing at No. 13, The Map of Heaven examines people's near-death experiences alongside beliefs about the afterlife.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of October 16, 2014

NPR Books - October 17, 2014 - 1:03pm

Someone, Alice McDermott's story of a young Irish-American woman in Brooklyn, appears at No. 9.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of October 16, 2014

NPR Books - October 17, 2014 - 1:03pm

In Being Mortal, Atul Gawande argues against the premise that medical practitioners should always aim to extend life. It debuts at No. 3.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of October 16, 2014

NPR Books - October 17, 2014 - 1:03pm

A wandering woman falls in love with a reverend in Marilynne Robinson's latest novel. Lila debuts at No. 2

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of October 16, 2014

NPR Books - October 17, 2014 - 1:03pm

The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.

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U.S. To Temporarily Halt Funding For Controversial Virus Research

NPR Top Stories - October 17, 2014 - 12:44pm

The federal government will suspend funding while it reviews the potential risks and benefits of certain experiments with three viruses: SARS, MERS and influenza.

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Out Of The Lockerbie Bombing, A Bond And A 'Letter Of Note'

NPR Books - October 17, 2014 - 12:25pm

Audie Cornish speaks with Frank Ciulla about a poignant letter cherished by his family. It was written after his father was killed in the Lockerbie bombing in 1988.

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Washington, D.C., Pitches New Bridge Park As A 'Model For Social Equity'

NPR Top Stories - October 17, 2014 - 12:19pm

The bridge park would connect two disparate parts of the city in hopes of sparking new life and knitting two communities.

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Why Won't The Fear Of Airborne Ebola Go Away?

NPR Top Stories - October 17, 2014 - 12:18pm

Infectious disease specialists say Ebola can't spread through the air, but many Americans remain deeply skeptical. The history of past outbreaks suggests airborne transmission isn't a threat.

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California Nurses' Union Pulls Ebola Into Contract Talks

NPR Top Stories - October 17, 2014 - 12:04pm

Ebola training, staffing and protective gear are bargaining chips as nurses in California hammer out a new contract with Kaiser Permanente. Their requests mirror the concerns of nurses nationwide.

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Drop In Unemployment Raises Debate On Optimal Rate

NPR Top Stories - October 17, 2014 - 12:04pm

Now that unemployment has slipped below 6 percent, there's renewed interest in what the Federal Reserve's target for joblessness should be. Some economists worry that inflation will resurface.

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Egality N'est Pas La Réalité: French Women Wage Online War On Sexism

NPR Top Stories - October 17, 2014 - 11:39am

When a company told one French feminist it was "sorry" she found its ad sexist, she decided to fight back. She's launched a website where users target sexist companies and people on social media.

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ArtsBeat: Elmore Leonard’s Papers (and Hawaiian Shirts) Go to University

New York Times book reviews - October 17, 2014 - 11:24am
The University of South Carolina has acquired more than 150 boxes of materials for Elmore Leonard’s archive.






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Citing Previous Rulings, Federal Judge Throws Out Arizona Gay-Marriage Ban

NPR Top Stories - October 17, 2014 - 10:35am

The decision was only four pages long and said the appeals court and the Supreme Court have given clear guidance that bans of this type are unconstitutional.

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Spike In ER, Hospital Use Short-Lived After Calif. Medicaid Expansion

NPR Top Stories - October 17, 2014 - 10:02am

Previous research found that going on Medicaid increased a poor person's use of costly emergency room visits. Now an analysis suggests that initial spike in ER visits quickly tapers off.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Brings Lessons From Space Down To Earth

NPR Books - October 17, 2014 - 9:48am

The former International Space Station commander achieved Internet stardom with his in-space rendition of David Bowie's "Space Oddity." His new book is An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth.

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