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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 27, 2014 | SCPR · The Los Angeles Unified School District has shut down a half-a-billion-dollar deal with Apple and Pearson to provide classroom technology. Here's what happened.
 
August 27, 2014 | NPR · Schools in Napa Valley are to reopen Wednesday after the area's worst earthquake in decades. Hundreds of buildings and homes were damaged and a lot of rebuilding work remains to be done.
 

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August 26, 2014 | NPR · Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has arrived in West Africa to assess the Ebola outbreak. The situation in Liberia, he says, is "absolutely unprecedented."
 
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August 26, 2014 | NPR · An inquiry in the U.K. has found that more than 1,400 children have been sexually abused by an organized ring of men in the northern English town of Rotherham.
 
August 26, 2014 | NPR · Robert Siegel speaks with Stephen R. Kelly, a visiting professor at Duke University, about how North and South Carolina hope to resolve questions about the border between them. The original border, which was mandated by the British during the colonial era, was never surveyed properly. That's caused headaches ever since the 18th century.
 

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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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Nov 22, 2013 — At No. 12, The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon is Alexander McCall Smith's 14th Botswana-set mystery.
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Dec 8, 2011 — Novelist Ellen Meister explores how a single character might live parallel lives in alternate dimensions, while philosopher Sam Harris explores how science should shape human values. Also, an attempt to re-create the perfect peasant bread, and in-depth profiles of Charles Dickens and Louisa May Alcott.
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Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of We Are All Fine Here by Mary Guterson. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Jun 1, 2011 — Craving some cold-blooded thrills this summer? These detective novels offer twists and turns to help you beat the heat.
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Mar 13, 2011 — In The Other Life, author Ellen Meister writes about a woman who can simultaneously live two realities — that of a suburban houswife, and a big city dreamer. How does she do it? Through a portal hidden in her basement.
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Oct 20, 2010 — This week, Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol finally arrives in paperback, while Jennie Sanford explores her South Carolina governor husband's fall from grace and Steven Landsburg draws on math, physics and economics to challenge our ideas about what we believe.
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Sep 12, 2008 — With a baby on the way, Tom's wife begins to act strangely. Is the menace she senses real, or madness? Novel About My Wife is tense and revealing but also surprisingly funny.
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Jul 9, 2008 — Author Rebecca Walker and her mother, novelist Alice Walker, had a very public falling out over what Rebecca calls her mother's "fanatical feminist views." Farai Chideya talks with Rebecca and psychologist Phyllis Chesler about motherhood, feminism, and forgiveness.
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Jun 27, 2008 — Suburban misfit Marc Acito — author of Attack of the Theater People and other comic novels — relies on three fictional gal friends for comfort, laughs and inspiration.
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May 11, 2007 — Writer Rebecca Walker says her famous mother, novelist Alice Walker, taught her that a feminist should be wary of motherhood. But, Walker writes in her new memoir, "Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence, after 15 years of doubt she decided it was time to have a baby. She talks to host Farai Chideya about her pregnancy and thoughts on motherhood.
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