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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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Dec 26, 2012The Virgin Suicides takes teenage angst to the extreme. Writer, blogger and professional teenager Tavi Gevinson explains why it's a book she can't put down, year after adolescent year.
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Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Fates Will Find Their Way: A Novel by Hannah Pittard. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Feb 5, 2011 — Hannah Pittard's debut novel, The Fates Will Find Their Way, tells the story of a 16-year-old girl who inexplicably disappears one day — and the neighborhood kids who become entranced by what may have happened to her.
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Aug 5, 2009 — 1969 was a big year in America: Woodstock, the Manson Family, The Brady Bunch premiere on TV. But Ben Greenman says literature was energized as well.
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Dec 4, 2007 — In his new novel, the author of Election and Little Children returns to anxiety-struck suburbia. Perrotta's The Abstinence Teacher delicately explores the friction in a high school sex education class.
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Nov 2, 2007 — Author Tom Perrotta's novels Election and Little Children were made into rather successful movies. He has another novel out this fall: The Abstinence Teacher. Is it worth reading before it hits theaters?
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Jul 26, 2005 — A messy divorce threatens to overshadow Terry McMillan's latest book tour. The best-selling author discusses The Interruption of Everything and revelations about her personal life which emerged during its writing.
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Jul 24, 2005 — Richard McCann's autobiographical novel Mother of Sorrows took 20 years to complete. The author tells Jacki Lyden how the book came to be.
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Jun 9, 2005 — A man finds himself facing criminal charges when he finds out that his lawyer wife is not everything she seems, in this "beachiest of beach books" recommended by All Things Considered's book critic, Alan Cheuse.
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