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The Glimmering Sheen Of A Wide World Seen From Inside A Bubble

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The teen heroine of Nicola Yoon's debut novel, Everything, Everything, has a disorder that bars her from leaving her house. Still, her world is vast, filled with writings, drawings — and new love.
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Small Shocks Help Enormous Birds Learn To Avoid Power Lines

Sunday, August 30, 2015

With wingspans over 9 feet long, California condors are so big that they're at risk for electrocution when they fly into or land on power poles. One San Diego program seeks to change this behavior.
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For High Court's First Black Justice, Road To Confirmation Wasn't Simple

Sunday, August 30, 2015

It's been 48 years since Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as the first black Supreme Court justice. Author Wil Haygood talks about the fight for that confirmation and how it shaped American history.
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For This Mom, A Son's First Step On Campus Took Years Of Twists And Turns

Sunday, August 30, 2015

College freshmen across the U.S. are settling in on campus, a time that can be very unsettling for parents. One mother's shares her story of pride, hope and concern as her eldest son starts college.
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A View On Oliver Sacks, From A Longtime Friend And Colleague

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Renowned neuroscientist Oliver Sacks died Sunday at the age of 82. NPR's Arun Rath talks with his friend and colleague Dr. Orrin Devinsky.
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ISIS Culls From School-Aged Kids To Assembly Its Army Of Tomorrow

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Richard Engel, NBC's chief foreign correspondent, talks with NPR's Arun Rath about his reporting on the Islamic State's brutal tactics to recruit the next generation of their fighting force.
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Donald Trump, Loyalty Pledges And The State Of The Race In 2016

Sunday, August 30, 2015

NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Arun Rath to recap the latest developments with the 2016 presidential hopefuls.
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Dee Dee Bridgewater's Joyous Gift To New Orleans

Sunday, August 30, 2015

"We wanted to be a part of the healing process of the city and of the people," Bridgewater says. Her new album, Dee Dee's Feathers, mines the rich history of New Orleans music.
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An Aerobatics Pilot Spins (And Rolls, And Loops) A Career From A Crash

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Award-winning aviator Patty Wagstaff tackles the extreme, but she was inspired by a simple takeoff gone wrong. Crawling out of the plane, she looked at her pilot and thought, "I can do a lot better."
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Shooters Quicker To Pull Trigger When Target Is Black, Study Finds

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A new meta-analysis of trigger bias, drawing on 42 studies, found that when asked to evaluate a threat, people tend to shoot at black targets more often than white targets — and to do so more quickly
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R.I.P. Humvee: What's Next For Military Transport?

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The reign of the Humvee is coming to an end and a new fleet of military vehicles is on the way. Washington Post reporter Christian Davenport discusses the history of the Humvee and what's next.
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With Futures Tied To Mining, Some Montana Towns Seek New Ways To Get By

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Mining moves in boom-and-bust cycles. It's busting right now as metals prices are the lowest they've been in years. In states like Montana, that means small mining towns are looking for other options.
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For Carl Phillips, Poetry Is Experience Transformed — Not Transcribed

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Phillips' new collection is both raw and refined, drawing on intimate experience while shunning autobiography. "I become uncomfortable when people make an equation between author and poem," he says.
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Egyptian Court Hands Down 3-Year Sentences For Journalists And Activists

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Three Al-Jazeera English journalists and several student activists were sentenced to up to three years and six months in prison in Cairo on Saturday.
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In Lebanon, Calls For More Protests As Police Push Back Demonstrators

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bars and restaurants in Beirut closed Saturday in solidarity with anti-government protests that have grown over the last week.
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3 Views On A Tragedy: Reporters Recall First Days After Katrina

Saturday, August 29, 2015

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, devastating regions of Louisiana and Mississippi, three of NPR's correspondents saw the storm firsthand. These are their stories.
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Nathaniel Rateliff, Honky-Tonk Soul Man, Stumbles Into A Hit

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Along with his band The Night Sweats, Rateliff is the voice behind "S.O.B." — a new song with an old sound that's catching a lot of people off guard.
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A Real Horrorshow Property: 'Silence Of The Lambs' House On Sale

Saturday, August 29, 2015

If you've ever wanted to live inside a part of Hollywood history, now's your chance. Scott and Barbara Lloyd are selling their home, which was used for a set in The Silence of the Lambs.
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Worsening Wildfire Seasons Tax The Forest Service

Friday, August 28, 2015

The agency says it's now spending record amounts on fire suppression, and these bills are coming at the expense of its other programs — many of which would help prevent future wildfires.
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All About That Bass, But Give The Drummer Some

Friday, August 28, 2015

Bassist Christian McBride, host of NPR's Jazz Night In America, explains the complicated dynamics between the bass and the drums in jazz — and James Brown.
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