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Details Emerge About Washington State High School Shooting

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Students of Marysville-Pilchuck High School describe a desperate scene — and in at least one case, a teacher is being credited with helping to prevent more killing.

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Health Care Worker Tests Negative For Ebola In NJ, Stays In Quarantine

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The woman was isolated Friday as she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. She had no symptoms of the disease; she developed a fever and was taken to a nearby hospital.

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Book News: Lily King, Roz Chast And Kate Samworth Win Inaugural Kirkus Prize

Friday, October 24, 2014

Earning honors for fiction, nonfiction and young children's literature, respectively, the writers are the first to win the award. Also: The Bronx's bookstore returns, while the U.K. shows off doodles.

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Top Stories: Ebola In Mali; Man Attacks NYPD Officers With Ax

Friday, October 24, 2014

Also: Former Kennedy aide and NPR chief Frank Mankiewicz dies; European leaders set targets for greenhouse gas reductions; and China launches a probe to fly around the moon.

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Morning Edition

European Scientists Conclude That Distant Comet Smells Terrible

Friday, October 24, 2014

A European spacecraft has picked up a foul odor emanating from a comet called 67P/C-G. Imagine sharing a stable with a drunk person and a dozen rotten eggs.

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Book News: Joan Didion's Life, As Seen On Kickstarter

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The nephew of the iconic essayist and novelist hopes to produce a documentary on her life, and he's turned to crowd-funding to make it happen. Also: There's been much ado about the dictionary lately.

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Book News: Just Months In, A Publisher That Promised Innovation Ends Its Run

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Atavist Books launched with aims of upending the print-first publishing model. Now it's announcing its plans to close. Meanwhile, partnerships between public libraries and airports are taking off.

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Book News: Amazon Inks A Deal With A Publisher Not Named Hachette

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The online retailer has reached a multiyear deal with Simon & Schuster, one of the "Big Five" U.S. publishers. Meanwhile, Amazon's pricing dispute with Hachette Book Group persists.

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Book News: Toni Morrison's Collection Finds A Permanent Home At Princeton

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Nobel laureate taught at Princeton University for 17 years. Now, her papers — some 180 linear feet of them — are returning to be housed in the school's library. Also: a roundup of new releases.

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LA Schools Superintendent Steps Down, Defends Tenure

Friday, October 17, 2014

John Deasy's resignation, announced by the Los Angeles school board Thursday, comes after high-profile tussles with the teachers union and a troubled initiative to put an iPad in every student's hand.

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Book News: John Grisham Backs Down From Comments On Child Pornography

Friday, October 17, 2014

After meeting backlash, the author apologized for lamenting the long prison sentences handed to some users of child pornography. Also: Stirrings are afoot in the worlds of Harry Potter and Twin Peaks.

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All Things Considered

Elizabeth Peña Remembered As An Actress With Range

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Peña's fans, lamenting her death on Latino social media, expressed frustration that such a talented actress could not break away from stereotypical roles.

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Book News: The 'Dickens Of Detroit' Leaves His Collection To South Carolina

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Before his death, crime novelist Elmore Leonard chose to host his archives at the University of South Carolina. Now, the school is unveiling the first of these items. Also: McSweeney's goes nonprofit.

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Book News: Big Names And A Few Surprises Among National Book Award Finalists

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The prominent literary prize narrowed its nominees to 20 writers — a mix of heavyweights and many new ones. And across the Atlantic, Richard Flanagan won Britain's biggest award, the Man Booker Prize.

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At 113, Woman Lies About Her Age So She Can Join Facebook

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Born in 1900, Anna Stoehr has seen dramatic shifts in technology. But when the Minnesota woman tried to create a Facebook account, she hit a snag. The service couldn't handle her early birthdate.

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Survey: Latin America Ranks Last In Respect For Women

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A survey of people in 148 countries finds that those in Latin America are least likely to say women who live there are treated with respect and dignity, ranking below the Middle East.

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Kim Jong Un Makes First Public Appearance In More Than A Month

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The North Korean leader's disappearance from the public eye led to speculation that he had suffered from a serious medical problem — or even a coup. New photos from state media show him using a cane.

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Book News: China Said To Blacklist Authors In Response To Hong Kong Unrest

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

News reports say books by several writers have been banned by Chinese authorities, in apparent censorship orders now circulating online.

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'A Strange Situation' Indeed: Leech Spends Weeks In Woman's Nose

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mr. Curly. That's the name Daniela Liverani gave the 3-inch leech that doctors found living in her nostril last week. With that tone of creepiness established, we can now provide more details.

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Ebola Screening At JFK Airport Flagged 91 Travelers; None Had Virus

Monday, October 13, 2014

In the wake of the first case of Ebola being contracted in the U.S., CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden discusses plans to stop the disease and apologizes for an implication some saw in his remarks Sunday.

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