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August 22, 2014 | NPR · It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.
 
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August 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Bombay (India)

Apr 8, 2012 — A former addict, Jeet Thayil spent decades in Mumbai's seedy, drug-ridden underworld. He draws from his life to populate his first novel, Narcopolis, with a cast of desperate, damaged and magnetic characters.
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Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Feb 23, 2009 — Indian author Vikas Swarup wrote the novel Q and A, the inspiration behind the film Slumdog Millionaire. The film won eight Oscars at the 81st Academy Awards, and the novel has been translated into more than 30 languages.
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Jan 11, 2007 — To enter the world of Vikram Chandra's new novel is to be immersed in the crime and corruption of Mumbai. The city formerly known as Bombay isn't just a backdrop; it's also a character.
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Jul 13, 2006 — Mumbai native, and author, Suketu Mehta talks with Steve Inskeep about his home town. With 16 million people, it's the cultural and financial capital of India. Mehta describes the jammed trains in the densely populated city as a "great social laboratory." He also details how the city's name came to be changed from Bombay to Mumbai.
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Oct 7, 2005 — Suketu Mehta's book, Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found, is now out in paperback. It's an exploration of Mehta's hometown. He returned to his birthplace after a 21-year absence, and his book is an exploration of what he calls the city of the future.
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Dec 6, 2004 — Suketu Mehta's new book is Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found. It's an exploration of Mehta's hometown, where he returned after a 21-year absence. Born in Bombay, one of the world's most populous areas, Mehta still believes it's the city of the future.
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