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Shelly Sterling Wins Case Seeking Millions In Assets From V. Stiviano

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2015 - 2:43am

V. Stiviano, the one-time companion of former L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, must return millions of dollars in gifts, a judge has ruled in a lawsuit that was filed by Sterling's wife, Shelly.

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‘The Shadow of the Crescent Moon,’ by Fatima Bhutto

New York Times book reviews - April 15, 2015 - 1:30am
Pakistani siblings in the border region near Afghanistan confront unending violence.






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‘Michelle Obama: A Life,’ by Peter Slevin

New York Times book reviews - April 15, 2015 - 1:30am
Michelle Robinson Obama, an Ivy League-educated lawyer, has deep roots in the city of her birth.






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A Decade After Blowing The Whistle On The FBI, Vindication

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2015 - 12:03am

After Robert Kobus alerted his bosses to improper payroll practices, he was transferred to an all but empty office. The Justice Department eventually determined the FBI had retaliated against him.

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The Space Station Gets A Coffee Bar

NPR Top Stories - April 14, 2015 - 11:42pm

Italy is sending a high-tech espresso machine to the International Space Station. And NASA is worried it might be too popular.

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Radio Connects North Dakota Residents Divided On Gay Rights

NPR Top Stories - April 14, 2015 - 11:41pm

Radio is king in North Dakota. Morning Edition talks to a liberal radio host, and a conservative small business owner who listens to him — though he doesn't always like what he hears.

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Bombing Survivors Face A World That Still Feels Out Of Control

NPR Top Stories - April 14, 2015 - 11:40pm

Martha and Alvaro Galvis were wounded in 2013's bombing of the Boston Marathon. One of the hardest things to deal with, they say, is the feeling that something random and scary could happen again.

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Redistribute California's Water? Not Without A Fight

NPR Top Stories - April 14, 2015 - 11:35pm

What's a fair way to divide up California's scarce water? The current system relies heavily on history: Some farmers will get water, others won't, simply based on when their land was first irrigated.

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John Wilkes Booth Was Not A Lone Madman, Historian Says

NPR Top Stories - April 14, 2015 - 11:34pm

On the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's death, Morning Edition's Renee Montagne and historian Terry Alford explore John Wilkes Booth's life, and how the assassination affected his family.

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The All-Work, No-Play Culture Of South Korean Education

NPR Top Stories - April 14, 2015 - 11:33pm

A new report finds South Korean students feel greater stress than those in any other developed nation. A relentless focus on education and exams is often to blame.

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From Horses To High-Rises: An Insider 'Unmasks' China's Economic Rise

NPR Top Stories - April 14, 2015 - 11:32pm

Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.

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From Horses To High-Rises: An Insider 'Unmasks' China's Economic Rise

NPR Books - April 14, 2015 - 11:32pm

Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.

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'The Children's Crusade': A Heavily Plotted Family Saga To Dive Into And Savor

NPR Books - April 14, 2015 - 10:24am

Ann Packer's latest is about a young Navy doctor who, after the Korean War, builds a house south of San Francisco. Fifty years later, his four adult children argue over the property.

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