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How To Get Dads To Take Parental Leave? Seeing Other Dads Do It

NPR Top Stories - February 8, 2016 - 1:41am

Social scientists see long-term benefits to new dads spending a few months caring for a baby. But these studies won't nudge fathers to take leave if they still see a work culture that frowns on it.

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When Men Get Breast Cancer, They Enter A World Of Pink

NPR Top Stories - February 8, 2016 - 1:35am

Most breast cancer cases are in women, so treatment and support are geared toward them. Men with breast cancer can feel isolated. One man was given a pink ice pack and told to put it in his bra.

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In Earthquake-Rattled Taiwan, A Somber Start To Lunar New Year

NPR Top Stories - February 8, 2016 - 12:27am

Taiwanese officials canceled traditional New Year celebrations and instead went to temples to pray for earthquake victims.

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In The Light Of The Morning After, How Bad Was Rubio's Repetition?

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 3:31pm

"I would pay for them to keep running that clip, because that's what I believe passionately," Marco Rubio said of a much-aired video excerpt of him repeating a line at Saturday's debate.

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With 'Formation,' Beyoncé Lights Up The Internet. Here's What People Are Saying

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 2:39pm

The singer's new music video quickly drew commentary of all kinds — on its references to being black in America, Hurricane Katrina and Black Lives Matter.

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Hillary Clinton Stops In Flint, Spotlighting The City's Struggles

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 2:07pm

The Democratic presidential candidate visited Flint, Mich., on Sunday. While on the campaign trail, she's been highlighting the city's recovery from lead contamination in its water.

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Boeing Can Sell Planes To Iran, But Does Iran Want Them?

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 2:07pm

The lifting of sanctions allows Boeing to sell planes to Iran. But Iran, which still flies Boeing planes bought before the 1979 revolution, just announced a major deal with Airbus.

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Super Bowl 50: Denver Broncos Take Home The NFL Title

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 1:25pm

The Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers on the strength of their defense. It was the biggest football game of the year — so we covered it with the littlest poems we can think of: haiku.

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A Tale Of Twin Brothers: Poland's Mourned Leader And Lonely Mastermind

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 12:40pm

The Guardian and The Associated Press offer two windows into the gripping drama of Polish politics: a look at a nation-shaping plane crash, and a profile of the man pulling Poland's political strings.

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A Year On, Did NFL Anti-Domestic Violence Efforts Work?

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 10:59am

After a tumultuous season, the NFL condemned domestic violence in its ranks, and put a spotlight on the issue during the last Super Bowl. A year later, it's unclear whether that has made a difference.

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In Pictures: The Taiwan Earthquake And Rescue Operations

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 9:56am

The magnitude-6.4 earthquake left 26 people dead. The photographs show stories of life and death, destruction and hope in the quake's aftermath.

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Professor Who Said Christians, Muslims Share A God Is Leaving Christian College

NPR Top Stories - February 7, 2016 - 9:40am

Larycia Hawkins says she expressed solidarity with Muslims; evangelical Wheaton College said she contradicted its statement of faith. Hawkins, who faced possible termination, is leaving the school.

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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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