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To Fight Extremism, Don't Alienate Troublemakers At The Mosque

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2014 - 7:55am

In the fight against Islamic extremism, the president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council says that intervention within the community is more effective than external surveillance and secrecy.

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ArtsBeat: Remembering the Life and Work of Gabriel García Márquez

New York Times book reviews - April 18, 2014 - 7:54am
A look at The Times’s coverage of Gabriel García Márquez, who died on Thursday at 87.






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15 Years After Columbine, Are Schools Any Safer?

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2014 - 7:51am

The mass shooting at Columbine High School spurred schools to adopt "zero tolerance" policies. Do they work? NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez and former principal Bill Bond discuss.

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Inside the List

New York Times book reviews - April 18, 2014 - 7:25am
“The Opposite of Loneliness,” new on the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 11, is a collection of essays and stories by Marina Keegan, the 22-year-old writer who died in a car accident two years ago.






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‘The Gray Notebook,’ by Josep Pla

New York Times book reviews - April 18, 2014 - 7:24am
A Catalan writer held on to his 1918-19 diary for almost half a century, revising it and creating a portrait of the times.






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‘The Wives of Los Alamos,’ by TaraShea Nesbit

New York Times book reviews - April 18, 2014 - 7:24am
This novel imagines married life at a secret atomic testing facility in remote Los Alamos.






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‘The Tyranny of Experts,’ by William Easterly

New York Times book reviews - April 18, 2014 - 7:23am
The world’s poor have been betrayed by the technocrats in charge of global development, William Easterly says.






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‘Cycle of Lies’ and ‘Wheelmen’

New York Times book reviews - April 18, 2014 - 7:23am
Lance Armstrong and the win-at-all-costs world of pro cycling.






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‘Neanderthal Man,’ by Svante Paabo

New York Times book reviews - April 18, 2014 - 7:22am
In tracing ancient DNA, a paleogeneticist uncovered a relationship between Neanderthals and modern humans.






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‘Plato at the Googleplex,’ by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

New York Times book reviews - April 18, 2014 - 7:22am
A philosophical inquiry imagines Plato on an American book tour in the 21st century.






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Here's What Putin Didn't Tell Snowden About Russia's Spying

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2014 - 7:22am

When the NSA leaker asked the Russian leader about his nation's electronic eavesdropping, Putin said there's no "mass system." The Center for Strategic & International Studies says there is.

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Crime: Nevada Barr’s ‘Destroyer Angel,’ and More

New York Times book reviews - April 18, 2014 - 7:21am
In Nevada Barr’s Destroyer Angel,” the National Park Service ranger Anna Pigeon must revert to her animal nature to survive.






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‘Three Brothers,’ by Peter Ackroyd

New York Times book reviews - April 18, 2014 - 7:19am
This novel, set against the backdrop of 1960s London, abounds with political corruption and sexual scandal.






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‘No Book but the World,’ by Leah Hager Cohen

New York Times book reviews - April 18, 2014 - 7:19am
Raised by utopian parents, this novel’s brother and sister find it hard to navigate the world.






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‘Saint Monkey,’ by Jacinda Townsend

New York Times book reviews - April 18, 2014 - 7:19am
Two ambitious friends come of age in 1950s Kentucky, but a rift forms when one moves to Harlem.






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Editors’ Choice

New York Times book reviews - April 18, 2014 - 7:18am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Paperback Row

New York Times book reviews - April 18, 2014 - 7:17am
Paperback books of particular interest.






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The Shortlist: Susan Cheever’s ‘E. E. Cummings,’ and More

New York Times book reviews - April 18, 2014 - 7:17am
New books about Marianne Moore, E. E. Cummings, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, and Tennyson.






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Open Book: From Fan Letter to Pen Pal

New York Times book reviews - April 18, 2014 - 7:16am
“Fare Forward” collects letters written by the experimental-fiction writer David Markson to a fan turned friend.






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Wal-Mart To Offer Money-Transfer Service

NPR Top Stories - April 18, 2014 - 7:07am

The giant retailer will go head to head with Western Union and Moneygram in a market worth about $900 billion. But Wal-Mart says it will offer lower fees.

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