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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Foreign ministers meeting Tuesday in Brussels are threatening deep sanctions against Russia over the Malaysia Airlines crash. But some nations might hesitate because of their economic ties to Russia.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.
 
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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.
 

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July 22, 2014 | NPR · Two weeks into the conflict in the Gaza Strip, more than 600 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 29 Israelis have been killed. Two recent Israeli strikes, on a school and a hospital, reflect the scope of Israel's offensive.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.
 
July 22, 2014 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry has finished his first full day in Cairo, where he's trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
 

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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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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

Jun 17, 2014 — Remember maps? A lot of these writers do. They use them to drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Tangier to Cape Town, and Xinjiang, China, to New Delhi, among other places.
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Jan 15, 2013 — In fiction, Karen Thompson Walker's sci-fi debut and Vladimir Nabokov's unfinished final novel arrive in paperback. In softcover nonfiction, Toby Wilkinson reviews Egypt's political past; Alec Wilkinson surveys 19th-century polar exploration; and William Broad probes the science of yoga.
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Oct 29, 2012 — Liars are sometimes the best storytellers. Author Amy Wilson shares three books with less-than-trustworthy narrators.Who is your favorite unreliable narrator? Tell us in the comments.
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May 29, 2012 — We think of the Russian master as a novelist and short-story writer. But the subversive genius who penned Lolita was a deft and powerful poet, too — as the first new collection of his verse in more than 30 years proves.
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Mar 12, 2012 — The Ides of March — that infamous day that saw the death of Julius Caesar — are nearly upon us. And to commemorate it, author Myla Goldberg recommends three tales of back-stabbing. Have a favorite story of disloyalty? Tell us in the comments.
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Aug 5, 2009 — 1969 was a big year in America: Woodstock, the Manson Family, The Brady Bunch premiere on TV. But Ben Greenman says literature was energized as well.
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Sep 15, 2005 — When Lolita was first published 50 years ago, it was considered by some to be obscene, to others a masterpiece of ficition. But more than 50 million copies later, the book and its beautiful, tragic prose continues to lure new generations of readers.
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Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Lolita by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Ada or Ardor a Family Chronicle by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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