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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · A United Nations school, which was being used to shelter displaced Gazans awaiting evacuation, came under fire from a missile or shelling. The attack reportedly killed 15 people. Palestinian officials blame Israeli shelling; Israel says it may have been Hamas rockets that fell short of their target.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Rick Moody

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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