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July 30, 2014 | KQED · Adding a translation to the English label would require bigger bottles, pharmacists say. They worry patients would wind up carrying a few pills around loose — without any instructions at all.
 
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July 30, 2014 | WNYC · In the past 20 years, New Jersey went from having more than 20 percent of U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturing jobs to less than 10 percent. That means offices, labs and warehouses have gone dark.
 
July 30, 2014 | NPR · Sheik Humarr Khan, one of the doctors fighting to control West Africa's largest Ebola outbreak, died Tuesday in Sierra Leone. He was 39.
 

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July 30, 2014 | NPR · An explosion rocked a crowded Gaza market during what was expected to be a lull in the fighting. Earlier in the day a United Nations school was hit by what U.N. officials say was Israeli artillery fire, killing at least 15 people. Meanwhile, rocket fire from Gaza continues to be fired into Israel.
 
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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Hamas militants are using tunnels in and out of Gaza to strike inside Israel. Israelis are questioning how the tunnels grew to be so complex and why the military hasn't been able to shut them down.
 
July 30, 2014 | NPR · In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
 

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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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Technique

Jun 20, 2009 — This summer we're beginning a contest with a simple premise: Listeners send in original short stories that can be read in three minutes or less — that's about 500-600 words long.
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Apr 15, 2009 — Sarah Pekkanen's debut novel will be published in 2010, but it was a long time in the making. After finding that her life was not "best-seller material" — so much for "write what you know" — Pekkanen turned to the experts for help writing her first book of fiction.
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Jun 29, 2008 — Two comic artists have created a textbook, Drawing Words and Writing Pictures, that teaches people the grammar of comic art, from penciling a story ever so lightly on tracing paper to inking a bubbly "The End" to the finished strip.
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Mar 14, 2008 — Noir comics are about all things dark and shady; the genre relies heavily on visual story telling. The simple placement of shadows and lines can give away villains or betray a hero's fears. Seasoned illustrator Shawn Martinbrough pulls back the curtain on the "dark art."
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Apr 17, 2007 — Walter Mosley, author of 25 books, gives tips, tricks and practical advice for stalled writers in his new book, This Year You Write Your Novel.
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Dec 11, 2006 — Our book critic continues her list of the year's best in books. This time, she tells us about her favorites in mysteries and nonfiction.
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