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Open Book: Losing the Plot

New York Times book reviews - March 27, 2015 - 2:00am
Heidi Julavits says she used to associate journal-keeping “with uncertainty — it was about wondering about my future and who I would be.”
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German Police Search For Clues To Crash In Co-Pilot's Homes

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2015 - 1:14am

Police have searched the homes of Andreas Lubitz in two German cities in search of an explanation for why he may have crashed a passenger plane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board.

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Senate Follows House In Passing GOP Budget To Balance Budget

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2015 - 1:06am

Working into Friday's pre-dawn hours, senators approved the blueprint by a near party-line 52-46 vote, endorsing a measure that closely follows one the House passed Wednesday.

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Was Your Seafood Caught By Slaves? AP Uncovers Unsavory Trade

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2015 - 12:43am

Some of the seafood that winds up in American grocery stores, in restaurants, even in cat food, may have been caught by Burmese slaves, a yearlong investigation by The Associated Press finds.

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NASA To Study A Twin In Space And His Brother On Earth

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2015 - 12:43am

During astronaut Scott Kelly's year in space, scientists will compare his physiology with that of his twin brother, Mark, to study the effect of prolonged space flight on the human body.

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Police Departments Open Up 'Safe Lots' For Craigslist Transactions

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2015 - 12:42am

Several crimes around the U.S. have been tied to the website's in-person transactions. So police departments are offering up their parking lots to provide a secure space for buying and selling stuff.

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Her Instagram Feed Finds The Fun In Long-Suffering Somalia

NPR Top Stories - March 27, 2015 - 12:41am

Ugaaso Abukar Boocow left when she was a toddler to escape a civil war. Now she's back, and Instagram is making her famous as she shares upbeat views of her homeland.

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Official Report: Nuclear Waste Accident Caused By Wrong Cat Litter

NPR Top Stories - March 26, 2015 - 2:40pm

An official investigation into a 2014 accident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has concluded that cat litter is the culprit. Organic material in the litter caused a drum to burst.

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‘The Opposite of Spoiled,’ by Ron Lieber

New York Times book reviews - March 26, 2015 - 9:35am
How to talk with children about money.






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Editors’ Choice

New York Times book reviews - March 25, 2015 - 12:34pm
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

New York Times book reviews - March 25, 2015 - 12:18pm
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Letters: The Best Intentions

New York Times book reviews - March 25, 2015 - 12:10pm
Readers respond to recent Bookends essays, a review of Barney Frank’s memoir and more.
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‘The Country of Ice Cream Star,’ by Sandra Newman

New York Times book reviews - March 25, 2015 - 12:06pm
In the ruins of a future America, a devastating plague leaves few living to adulthood.
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‘Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be’ and ‘The End of College’

New York Times book reviews - March 25, 2015 - 1:30am
How to stay sane about college admissions, and how to make education more accessible.
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