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South Korea, Allies Condemn North Korean Rocket Launch

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 5:41am

North Korea launched a long-range rocket Saturday, defying warnings of tougher sanctions. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Seoul correspondent Elise Hu about reaction from South Korea and its allies.

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Clinton And Sanders Test New Campaign Tactics Ahead Of New Hampshire

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 5:41am

Hillary Clinton is trailing Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire. The way they're campaigning in that state ahead of Tuesday's primary tells you something about how they're positioned in the race.

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TV Ad-Spending Bonanza Revs Up In New Hampshire

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 5:41am

Presidential campaigns are spending tens of millions of dollars ahead of the New Hampshire primary. That's a windfall for the state's only network TV affiliate, where much of the money is being spent.

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Australia Maintains Detention Policy For Boat-Traveling Refugees

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 5:41am

The Australian High Court has upheld the country's policy of sending asylum-seekers to remote offshore detention centers. Rachel Martin talks to Matt Siegel of Reuters in Australia about the decision.

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South Africans Lacking Permanent Housing Seen As Squatters

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 5:41am

A post-apartheid promise that hasn't been realized was housing for all, or at least for more. Many South Africans still lack homes, with some pushed out of the temporary structures they build.

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Slow Jam Takes Los Angeles Drivers Out Of Fast Lane

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 5:41am

The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Carcetti, came up with a novel way to warn drivers of a major road closure.

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Carly Fiorina Pulled From Debate – But Still In The Race

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 5:41am

Carly Fiorina was the only candidate to be excluded from Saturday's GOP debate. Rachel Martin talks with Fiorina about the debate, and her rationale for staying in the race despite her low numbers.

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Rubio And Cruz Targeted In GOP Debate

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 5:41am

Seven Republican candidates faced off in New Hampshire Saturday night, just days ahead of that state's primary. Fireworks flew as several candidates face a make-or-break election.

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Cultural Appropriation In Pop Music — When Are Artists In The Wrong?

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 5:41am

When Coldplay and Beyoncé released the music video for their new song, they were immediately accused of cultural appropriation. What does that mean? And how pervasive is it in the music industry?

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Day After Deadly Quake In Taiwan, Survivors Still Emerging From Rubble

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 5:41am

More than 170 people have been saved from a collapsed high-rise building, and rescuers believe more survivors are trapped inside. At least 26 people are confirmed dead after Saturday's earthquake.

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Clinton Or Sanders? Young Democrats Weigh In

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 5:38am

Two young Democratic activists say their own experience — and what they know about the experience of both Clinton and Sanders — brought them to support different candidates.

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How Do You Spot A Nonconformist? You Can Start With Their Internet Browser

NPR Books - February 7, 2016 - 4:50am

According to Adam Grant, a person's preferred browser is one way to tell whether they accept or reject the defaults in their life. His new book is called Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World.

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Confused About Your Student Loans? You're Not Alone

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 3:18am

Here are the tips, tools and calculators that can help make sense of all that debt.

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Folklore For Hipsters: Fairy Tales Before They Were Cool

NPR Books - February 7, 2016 - 3:16am

Translated from Giambattista Basile's 17th century stories, Tale of Tales — known as the world's first collection of fairy tales — traverses through 50 fantastical adventures.

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Peggy Noonan: By the Book

New York Times book reviews - December 17, 2015 - 4:30am
The author, most recently, of “The Time of Our Lives” isn’t impressed with recent books by presidential contenders: “They were mostly unreal and insincere.”









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Children’s Books: A Place to Learn

New York Times book reviews - December 16, 2015 - 1:26pm
A picture book offers a look at a home-schooling family’s day.









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‘Memory Theater,’ by Simon Critchley

New York Times book reviews - December 16, 2015 - 11:25am
Critchley imagines a structure for memories in a novel filled with philosophy references.









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The Novel’s Evil Tongue

New York Times book reviews - December 16, 2015 - 9:29am
To live without gossip is to scorn storytelling, and thus literature.









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Ivory Tower: All Things Being Unequal

New York Times book reviews - December 15, 2015 - 2:30am
New books ask whether economic inequality is the real problem — or whether our preoccupation with it distracts us from more fundamental issues.









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Author’s Note: The King and I

New York Times book reviews - December 14, 2015 - 2:31pm
If literary fiction is Brooklyn, the historical novel is Queens.









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