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Protests In Malaysia Target Prime Minister Over Alleged Corruption

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 12:32pm

Pressure on Premier Najib Razak has mounted since a revelation last month that $600 million had been improperly transferred from a failing state fund.

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New Orleans Mayor On Katrina Anniversary: 'We Saved Each Other'

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 9:42am

The 10th anniversary of the devastating storm was marked by prayers and church bells to remember the estimated 1,800 who lost their lives in the disaster.

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Ebola Flashback: Nancy Snyderman's Experience Was Different From Mine

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 8:03am

The Today show medical editor gave a new interview about her controversial quarantine. It triggered powerful memories for an NPR journalist who was in Liberia around the same time.

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Thai Police Make Arrest Possibly Linked To Deadly Shrine Bombing

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 6:46am

Authorities say it's too early to say for sure if the unidentified suspect, who they say was found with bomb-making materials, had anything to do with the attack on Bangkok's Erawan shrine.

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Al-Jazeera Journalists Sentenced In Egypt To 3 Years In Prison

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 5:54am

The outcome in the closely watched trial shocked many observers. The Qatar-based network's acting secretary-general said the verdict was politically motivated and "defies logic and common sense."

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Suspect Arrested In Killing Of Texas Deputy At Houston-Area Gas Station

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 4:41am

Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said the Friday evening shooting was unprovoked; he has called it a "cold-blooded execution." A suspect is now in custody and facing capital murder charges.

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Edward St. Aubyn's 'A Clue To The Exit' Is Released In The U.S.

NPR Books - August 29, 2015 - 4:05am

Charlie Fairburn has been told he has six months to live. He's the central character in Edward St. Aubyn's novel, A Clue to the Exit. He speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about the book.

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Ursula K. Le Guin Steers Her Craft Into A New Century

NPR Books - August 29, 2015 - 4:04am

The famed novelist says that at 85 she no longer has the energy to write another book, but she's just released a revised and updated edition of her manual for aspiring writers, Steering the Craft.

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The Sounds Of A Murder: News Or Not?

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 3:54am

Here's how NPR thought through whether the gunshots that killed two TV journalists should be replayed on the radio and online.

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A Decade After Flood's Devastation, Love Keeps New Orleans Afloat

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 3:50am

New Orleans lost much since Hurricane Katrina, and the failed levees that flooded the city. But Gwen Thompkins says the passions that survived the flood kept her city alive too.

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50 Percent Off A College Education? Not Such A Good Deal After All

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 3:28am

Why so many private colleges are giving out massive discounts.

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The Gentlemen Bastards Unfold Sumptuous Stories Within Stories

NPR Books - August 29, 2015 - 3:03am

This weekend, the NPR Books Time Machine is rewinding Scott Lynch's swashbuckling Gentleman Bastard series, a combination fantasy of manners, heist caper and heartfelt buddy comedy. With pirates.

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Making Sense Of A Tragedy, One Narrator At A Time

NPR Books - August 29, 2015 - 3:03am

June Reid has lost everyone she loves in one horrifying moment, but she's not the only one grieving. Bill Clegg's new novel tells of June's loss through the voices of those who know and encounter her.

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No More Standing By The Spigot: Messaging App Alerts Water Availability

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 3:03am

A startup in India — where an aging, ad hoc system limits water availability — is using text messages to let people know when their faucets should work, so they don't waste hours awaiting the deluge.

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For Inca Road Builders, Extreme Terrain Was No Obstacle

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 2:49am

A new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian highlights the engineering prowess of the Inca, whose great road once spanned mountains, deserts and forests in 6 South American countries.

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Egyptian Court Sentences 3 Al-Jazeera Journalists To 3 Years In Prison

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 1:57am

Saturday's ruling in Cairo is the latest twist in a long-running trial which was criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.

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Sam Clovis: I Trust Trump To Go To Washington And Change Things

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 1:14am

Donald Trump's Republican presidential campaign continues to lead in the polls, and this week Trump hired Sam Clovis to be his national campaign co-chairman. A week ago, Clovis worked for Rick Perry.

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High-Profile Russian Trials Bring International Criticism

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 12:52am

The conviction of a Ukrainian filmmaker is one of several cases in Russia that have drawn protests from human-rights groups and Western governments, including the U.S.

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