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Renowned Theater And Film Director Mike Nichols Dies

NPR Top Stories - November 20, 2014 - 6:12am

Nichols, perhaps best known for his 1967 classic film, The Graduate, won Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy awards. He died Wednesday at age 83.

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Buffalo, Parts Of Upper Midwest Brace For More Snow

NPR Top Stories - November 20, 2014 - 6:03am

With more than 5 feet already on the ground in some areas of western New York state, another 3 feet is forecast. Worse yet, warming temperatures over the weekend could turn much of it to floodwater.

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Turkey Looks For Energy In An Abundant Resource: Pistachio Shells

NPR Top Stories - November 20, 2014 - 5:33am

Converting the shells into biogas could provide most of the heat for a planned city of 200,000, engineers say. There's precedent in Australia, where macadamia nut shells are generating power.

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Award-Winning Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83

NPR Top Stories - November 20, 2014 - 4:26am

Nichols died suddenly Wednesday, ABC News said in a statement. The director of The Graduate and Death of a Salesman was one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.

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Florida State University Gunman Shot Dead By Campus Police

NPR Top Stories - November 20, 2014 - 4:15am

Tallahassee's police chief says the gunman, who opened fire at the campus library shortly after midnight, appears to have acted alone.

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There's More To Asking Than Just Art

NPR Books - November 20, 2014 - 4:03am

Amanda Palmer's new The Art of Asking outlines a well-intentioned but hazy philosophy of asking for help. Critic Annalisa Quinn says Palmer glosses over societal realities of who has access to help.

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