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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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Alice Munro

Jun 25, 2014 — Also: Lena Dunham on discovering Alice Munro; Yiddish linguistics.
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Mar 26, 2014 — Also: Canada's Alice Munro gets a silver coin; a quiz based on Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded.
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Dec 10, 2013 — Also: Joan Didion on Martha Stewart; Alice Munro's Nobel interview; the difficulties of judging the National Book Awards.
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Nov 6, 2013 — Also: John Freeman on interviewing novelists; The Washington Times ends Rand Paul's column; the state of British publishing.
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Oct 24, 2013 — Also: a new story by Haruki Murakami; Alice Munro might not retire after all; and World Book Night announces its titles.
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Oct 11, 2013 — Also: Authors celebrate Alice Munro's Nobel win; McDonald's will give out books instead of toys in new Happy Meals; the new Bridget Jones book comes with a Bridget Jones-style error.
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Oct 10, 2013 — Also: a new poem by Sherman Alexie; a captivating essay about surfing; the complexity of shopping for books in France.
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Jul 5, 2013 — Also: Harry Potter's Diagon Alley is now walkable, sort of, in Google Streetview; Jane Smiley on Alice Munro's retirement; a "review" of America.
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Jun 20, 2013 — Also: The Apple ebook trial wraps up; the unique horror of Kafka's stories; James Salter's woman troubles.
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May 28, 2013 — Also: a new poem by Louise Glück; Alice Munro talks about writing; Imre Kertész speaks to The Paris Review about dying.
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