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August 28, 2014 | NPR · For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, almost in real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its genetic code. But it's unclear what the mutations mean.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · French President Francois Hollande is under pressure to fix the country's economy, which is overburdened by regulation and failing a generation of young people. He's also facing calls for austerity.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces broke a nearly 80-day siege by the Islamic State on the town of Amerli, where residents now have enough food and water for the first time in weeks.
 
August 31, 2014 | NPR · The U.S. military's attention to PTSD is well-documented but Kurdish fighters living with the same disorder haven't received nearly as much care. Arun Rath talks to journalist Jenna Krajeski.
 
August 31, 2014 | NPR · Arun Rath talks to journalist Shane Harris about his Foreign Policy story on "Lady al-Qaida," Aafia Siddiqui. The Pakistani-born woman was arrested in Afghanistan in 2008.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Jun 26, 2012 — Love knows no bounds, and in these five books, passion leaps from the page. You'll be swept off your feet by three novels and two memoirs that take up the mischievous matters of the heart.
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Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Confessions of Noa Weber by Gail Hareven and Dalya Bilu. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Oct 28, 2010 — Ginni Thomas left a more than minute-long voice mail for Anita Hill, and asked Hill to apologize for accusing her husband — then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas — of sexual harassment in 1991. Amy Dickinson advises callers on the art and diplomacy of soliciting an apology.
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Dec 4, 2009 — 2009's top works of foreign fiction, as picked by critic Jessa Crispin, feature a geography as wide ranging as their topics: genetic research, civil unrest, sibling resentment, and fairy-tale depictions of government corruption.
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Dec 4, 2009 — In Gail Hareven's novel, feminist and Israeli author Noa Weber turns to her writing to expose an intimate view of the life, love, and obsessions she is embarrassed to share with the world.
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May 7, 2009 — Amy Dickinson doles out advice in her syndicated column "Ask Amy" for the Chicago Tribune. In her memoir, The Mighty Queens of Freeville, she shares some of the mistakes she's made in her life, and how she got through them with advice from the women in her family.
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Apr 3, 2009 — From the moment Noa met Alek, she was stripped of her dignity, unable to resist him. In Gail Hareven's witty, compelling Confessions of Noa Weber, Noa admits the humiliating details to her daughter in hopes of exorcising the demon.
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Aug 10, 2007 — Set in 1930s Texas, Paulette Jiles' second novel is the story of the Stoddard clan — particularly the Stoddard women — who endure storms within their own family and community. Recommended by Stacy Clopton Yates, host of HPPR's High Plains in Words.
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Jul 29, 2005 — For some, the summer is a time to indulge in frothy beach reading: the latest chick lit or globetrotting, highly unbelievable thriller. But book critic Maureen Corrigan has taken a different tack this year: She's catching up on more substantial reading that she hasn't had time for yet.
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Jul 6, 2005 — This Southern novel is named after the first passenger train line to go between New York and Miami and set in the end of the 1950s. The story is told with the backdrop of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War.
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