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August 27, 2014 | NPR · The report said it couldn't be proven that anyone had died because of wait times at the medical center in Phoenix. On Tuesday, President Obama pledged to do better by vets and announced initiatives.
 
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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.
 

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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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Aug 7, 2014 — Also: Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein will complete Nora Ephron's unfinished screenplay for Lost in Austen; finalists for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year are announced.
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Jun 26, 2014 — Also: Barnes & Noble splitting in two; a new Judy Blume novel is coming out next year.
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Jan 9, 2014 — Going-out-of-business sales will begin Thursday at 93 Loehmann's stores. And on Wednesday, Macy's Inc. announced 2,500 employees will be laid off.
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Oct 30, 2013 — Also: Hyperbole and a Half creator Allie Brosh talks about her struggles with depression; Barnes & Noble launches a new Nook; Anna Holmes writes about the value of Twitter in literary discourse.
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Aug 21, 2013 — Also: James Patterson on bad books; remembering Elmore Leonard; the woman who inspired "Terry, the Mexican girl" in On the Road dies.
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Aug 20, 2013 — Also: Barnes & Noble makes up with Simon & Schuster; Amazon crashes; Margaret Atwood on optimism.
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Jun 26, 2013 — Also: John Quincy Adams' ode to the Eurasian Bull finch; Jane Austen may be the new face on the 10 note; Barnes & Noble struggles.
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May 10, 2013 — Also: rare footage of William Faulkner; drag and Virginia Woolf; and the art of translation.
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Apr 2, 2013 — Also: Accidental haikus in The New York Times; Alanis Morissette is working on a book; the history of the word "clue."
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Mar 26, 2013 — Also: Barnes & Noble giving away free e-readers this week; Marjane Satrapi on Persepolis; and a teenage Hemingway's dimples.
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