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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff. Two weeks ago, the group threatened to kill Sotloff in a video depicting the beheading of James Foley, another American journalist.
 
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J.D. Salinger

Aug 15, 2014 — Also: J.D. Salinger's house is for sale; Lois Lowry says dystopian fiction is "pass."
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Dec 2, 2013 — Also: Amazon is testing delivery by drone; Soviet dissident poet Natalya Gorbanevskaya has died; the best books of the week.
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Sep 16, 2013 — Also: A bookless public library opens in Texas; Joyce Maynard re-evaluates J.D. Salinger; and the best books coming out this week.
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Sep 12, 2013 — Also: Annie Proulx wrote the libretto for an opera based on "Brokeback Mountain"; Jesmyn Ward on losing her brother; Isabel Allende recalls Pablo Neruda's funeral.
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Sep 10, 2013 — Also: A sort of poetic renaissance in Syria; former President Jimmy Carter is writing a book about women's lives; advice for fans of J.D. Salinger.
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Sep 5, 2013 — Also: Ladbrokes breaks down the favorites to win the Nobel Prize; Edward Albee on character; poet Natasha Trethewey on meeting Seamus Heaney.
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Aug 26, 2013 — A stream of fiction and stories written by reclusive author J.D. Salinger will be published between 2015 and 2020, according to a new biography about the writer of The Catcher in the Rye, who died in 2010. Some of the books will reportedly revisit beloved Salinger characters such as Holden Caulfield.
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Apr 24, 2013 — Also: an unusual job posting on Craigslist; a guided tour of George Saunders' desktop; and charges of nepotism at The New York Times.
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Jun 4, 2009 — Would you read a sequel to The Catcher in the Rye that wasn't written by Salinger?
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Jan 6, 2009 — J.D. Salinger just turned 90. How has his writing affected you?
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