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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Hundreds of civilians have been massacred in the South Sudan town of Bentiu. For more, Steve Inskeep talks to Andrew Green, the South Sudan bureau chief for the Voice of America.
 
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April 24, 2014 | NPR · One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.
 
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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene.
 

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April 21, 2014 | NPR · Last year a scientist said he'd found a new form of botulinum toxin, and was keeping details secret to keep the recipe from terrorists. But other science and public health labs were shut out, too.
 
April 23, 2014 | NPR · Pharmaceutical companies are suddenly trading entire divisions the way sports teams swap players. Glaxo, Novartis and Ely Lily are all involved in a complicated deal announced Tuesday, and so far this year, five deals exceeding $2 billion have been announced. What's driving the deal-making?
 
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April 23, 2014 | NPR · For decades, a mysterious quacking "bio-duck" has been heard roaming the waters of the Southern Ocean. Now scientists say the source is a whale.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.
 

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Apr 23, 2014 — Also: a previously unpublished story by Shirley Jackson; tips to tell whether you are in a Charles Dickens novel.
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Apr 22, 2014 — Also: The battle over the word "literally," Claudia Rankine won the $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize.
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Apr 21, 2014 — Also: a poem by Michele Glazer; the best books coming out this week.
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Apr 18, 2014 — Also: Exiled Romanian poet Nina Cassian has died; the real title of Hillary Clinton's forthcoming memoir; Gary Shteyngart retires from book blurbing.
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Apr 17, 2014 — Also: Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez's health is said to be stable but "very fragile"; Dave Eggers' new book is called Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
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Apr 16, 2014 — Ian McEwan talks about having dinner with Salman Rushdie, who had a fatwa out against him; Man Booker winner Eleanor Catton writes about the process of finding inspiration.
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Apr 15, 2014 — Also: Willy Blackmore writes about the several identities of his grandfather, John Farrar of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and research on reading comprehension for printed vs. digital books.
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Apr 14, 2014 — Also: Sue Townsend was writing another Adrian Mole novel at the time of her death; the best books coming out this week.
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Apr 11, 2014 — Also: Chuck Palahniuk will edit a collection of tough-guy stories; Adrian Mole series author Sue Townsend dies.
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Apr 10, 2014 — Also: Aleksandar Hemon and Teju Cole in conversation; Mary Cheever has died; Ian McEwan's new book.
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