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Out Of Clout: Some States Brace For D.C. Power Outage

NPR Top Stories - April 22, 2014 - 11:31am

A handful of states are about to lose decades of clout and seniority in Congress. Which one will be hardest hit of all? Michigan.

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Army Vs. National Guard: Who Gets Those Apache Helicopters?

NPR Top Stories - April 22, 2014 - 11:30am

The Army plans to take all Apache attack helicopters from the National Guard. The Guard says that's an insult, but Army leaders say it's not personal — it's just about saving money.

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In TV Ad, GOP Senate Candidate Mocks 'War On Women' Rhetoric

NPR Top Stories - April 22, 2014 - 11:12am

Terri Lynn Land, a Republican running for Senate in Michigan, says she knows more about being a woman than the male Democratic congressman who's attacking her.

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Bookends: Is It O.K. to Mine Real Relationships for Literary Material?

New York Times book reviews - April 22, 2014 - 8:01am
Francine Prose and Leslie Jamison discuss what they make of writers mining actual relationships for material.






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Book News: Ex-Supreme Court Justice Wants 6 Changes To Constitution

NPR Books - April 22, 2014 - 4:13am

Also: The battle over the word "literally," Claudia Rankine won the $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize.

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'Chameleon Club' Takes On Too Many Colors

NPR Books - April 22, 2014 - 3:03am

Francine Prose's new Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 concerns itself with the malleability of truth — but stumbles with characters who are flamboyantly quirky, rather than truly engaging.

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Exclusive First Read: Colson Whitehead's 'The Noble Hustle'

NPR Books - April 22, 2014 - 3:01am

Colson Whitehead's account of his anhedonic adventures at the World Series of Poker is tough and tasty — like a good piece of beef jerky.

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