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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 29, 2014 | NPR · The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · An earthquake in Napa Valley this week brought back old fears for author Gustavo Arellano. In his anxiety he's revisiting the book A Crack in the Edge of the World.
 

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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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Mar 21, 2012 — The author of The Four Fingers of Death and The Ice Storm shares his passion for Wilco (and his loathing of music from the 1980s) in this volume of collected writings, Celestial Music.
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Aug 9, 2010 — In his dense, provocative and often hilarious ninth book, Rick Moody takes a sly, Swiftian approach to sci-fi, serving up a goofy B-movie-style space opera. Critic Jane Ciabattari says it's satire with a sobering aftertaste.
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Jun 2, 2006 — Lucia Silva of Portrait of a Bookstore in Los Angeles, Calif., recommends The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel in her conversation about summer reading with Susan Stamberg on Morning Edition. Silva praises Hempel's "invisible, flawless craftsmanship."
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Oct 1, 2005 — Rick Moody, author of The Ice Storm, has just published his first novel in seven years. The Diviners satirizes the entertainment industry, circa 2000. Moody tells Linda Wertheimer the book should be read like a TV series.
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Sep 21, 2005 — Alan Cheuse reviews The Diviners, a satire by Rick Moody about an independent movie company trying to produce a television mini-series.
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Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Diviners: A Novel by Rick Moody. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel by Amy Hempel and Rick Moody. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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