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Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Purity’

New York Times book reviews - August 26, 2015 - 11:33am
Jonathan Franzen’s protagonist, a young woman named Pip, makes her way in the world.









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FCC Hopes To Resolve Largest TV Blackout In U.S. History

NPR Top Stories - August 26, 2015 - 11:24am

The Federal Communications Commission called a meeting with Dish Network and Sinclair Broadcasting Group. A dispute between the companies has blocked local stations for more than 5 million people.

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As Killings Unfold On Live TV, Media Consider The Graphic Footage

NPR Top Stories - August 26, 2015 - 11:23am

Today's shooting of two journalists during a broadcast has reopened a conversation about how (or even if) sensitive material like the TV station's video — and the gunman's video — should be shared.

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1 Of The Twin Pandas Born At National Zoo Has Died

NPR Top Stories - August 26, 2015 - 11:04am

"We are sad to report that the smaller of the two panda cubs has died," the National Zoo announced Wednesday, in an update on the twin pandas that were born Saturday.

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Editors’ Choice

New York Times book reviews - August 26, 2015 - 10:54am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

New York Times book reviews - August 26, 2015 - 10:49am
Paperback books of particular interest.









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How The Prescription Painkiller Fentanyl Became A Street Drug

NPR Top Stories - August 26, 2015 - 10:43am

The synthetic opioid fentanyl is used for surgery and to treat severe pain. Abuse has always been a problem. Now that it's being used to cut heroin, the risk of overdose or death has soared.

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How The Sad Puppies Won — By Losing

NPR Books - August 26, 2015 - 8:03am

A group of conservative sci-fi fans and writers took over the Hugo Award nominations this year, then lost big when the actual awards were given out. But they still dominated the conversation.

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Open Book: An Unlikely Debut

New York Times book reviews - August 26, 2015 - 6:17am
Naomi J. Williams couldn’t have predicted the nature of her debut novel: “I’m just the most unlikely person to have written this book.”









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‘Landfalls,’ by Naomi J. Williams

New York Times book reviews - August 26, 2015 - 6:12am
Mostly true stories form a novel about an 18th-century French expedition across two oceans.









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