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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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Stephen King’s ‘Finders Keepers’

New York Times book reviews - May 27, 2015 - 1:30am
Laura Lippman reviews Stephen King’s “Finders Keepers,” the second entry in a planned trilogy that began with “Mr. Mercedes.”







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Author Margaret Atwood Contributes Manuscript To Future Library

NPR Books - May 27, 2015 - 1:04am

As part of the Future Library project, Margaret Atwood's Scribbler Moon will not be read until 2114. Trees, that will be made into paper for that text, were planted last year in Norway.

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How Will The Next President Protect Our Digital Lives?

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2015 - 1:03am

For the first time in a White House race, the candidates will need a game plan for cyber policy for Day 1 in the Oval Office and will have some tough choices to make.

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U.S. Indicts 14 In FIFA Corruption Inquiry

NPR Top Stories - May 27, 2015 - 12:06am

Seven officials were arrested in Switzerland. "This really is the World Cup of fraud," says Richard Weber, chief of the IRS' Criminal Investigation unit, "and today we are issuing FIFA a red card."

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As Antibiotic Resistance Spreads, WHO Plans Strategy To Fight It

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 11:32pm

The problem has gotten so bad that some doctors are pondering a "post-antibiotic world." The World Health Organization says countries need to boost surveillance for resistance and develop new drugs.

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Casa Ruby Is A 'Chosen Family' For Trans People Who Need A Home

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 11:31pm

After becoming homeless and jobless following her transition to being a woman, Ruby Corado got her act together, and now helps others facing similar challenges. "We have a family here," she says.

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In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 11:30pm

Is paper just a curiosity of the nostalgic? It turns out that digital natives think paper works in tandem with our devices. Research agrees that old-school note taking offers benefits a screen can't.

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LeBron Books 5th Straight NBA Finals Trip As Cleveland Sweeps Atlanta

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 7:48pm

The Cavaliers, making their second-ever trip to the finals in James' first season back with the team, will face the winner of the Golden State Warriors-Houston Rockets series.

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Nebraska Governor Vetoes Bill That Repealed Death Penalty

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 3:44pm

The move sets up a showdown Wednesday with lawmakers in the state's unicameral legislature. A close vote is expected as lawmakers try to override the veto.

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Heat Wave Claims More Than 750 Lives In India

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 3:28pm

Most of the deaths have occurred in southern Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states. But high temperatures persist across much of the country of 1 billion people.

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Test Of '1 Person, 1 Vote' Heads To The Supreme Court

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 2:51pm

Analysts have noted that dividing districts based on eligible voters rather than total population would tend to shift representative power to localities with fewer children and fewer immigrants.

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How Dorothea Lange Taught Us To See Hunger And Humanity

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 2:08pm

Perhaps no one did more to show us the human toll of the Great Depression than Lange, who was born on this day in 1895. Her photos of farm workers and others have become iconic of the era.

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Out Of The Classroom And Into The Woods

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 1:53pm

In this Vermont kindergarten, every Monday is "Forest Monday" a day that gets students out of the classroom and into nature.

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Hackers Stole Data From More Than 100,000 Taxpayers, IRS Says

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 1:48pm

The thieves used the data to file fraudulent tax returns. The IRS commissioner said less than $50 million had been successfully claimed from the agency.

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Sip It Slowly, And Other Lessons From The Oldest Tea Book In The World

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 1:40pm

Over 800 years before tea was known in the West, a Chinese master penned the The Classic of Tea. In it, he blends the practical with the spiritual and emphasizes rituals from cultivation to drinking.

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Sip It Slowly, And Other Lessons From The Oldest Tea Book In The World

NPR Books - May 26, 2015 - 1:40pm

Over 800 years before tea was known in the West, a Chinese master penned the The Classic of Tea. In it, he blends the practical with the spiritual and emphasizes rituals from cultivation to drinking.

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How Worried Should We Be About Lassa Fever?

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 1:27pm

The tropical virus has killed a man who returned to New Jersey from Liberia this month. But chances that he could have spread the disease are remote.

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What Will The Next President Face On #Day1?

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 12:35pm

This week, NPR looks at four seemingly intractable problems that await the 45th president: stagnant wages, violent extremism, cybersecurity and the federal debt.

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NYU Changes Its Policy On Reviewing Applicants' Criminal Background

NPR Top Stories - May 26, 2015 - 12:27pm

NYU has announced that when looking at applications, it will initially overlook the criminal record of prospective students.

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