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Book News: World War I Diaries Of British Soldiers Digitized

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Also: Dostoevsky's intricate pen-and-ink doodles; Jelani Cobb on the complex legacy of Amiri Baraka; romance writer Sylvia Day gets an eight-figure advance for two novels.

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5 Years Ago Sully Landed On The Hudson And Twitter Took Off

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

On Jan. 19, 2009, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and his crew successfully ditched their crippled U.S. Airways jet in the river off Manhattan. The 155 people on board were saved. A photo of the floating plane went up minutes later on Twitter. That "changed everything" for the social media site.

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VIDEO: Springsteen, Fallon Do 'Gov. Christie Traffic Jam'

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The New Jersey governor gets skewered by NBC's late-night comic and The Boss. Check out their "Born to Run" parody about the scandal surrounding Christie's staff.

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Strike Up The Band! Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Ends

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

After 15 months, management and the musicians have agreed on a contract that will settle their dispute. The performers agreed to pay cuts and to pay more of their health care expenses. Management did not get concessions that were as large as they first sought.

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Book News: Argentine Poet Juan Gelman Dies At 83

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Also: How to tell whether you're in a Brontë novel; Simon & Schuster launches a new sci-fi imprint.

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Book News: Prize-Winning Mystery Writer Is Also A Murderer

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Alaric Hunt wrote Cuts Through Bone from his prison cell. Also: Irish poet Sinéad Morrissey wins the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry; James Frey pens a Hunger Games-esque young adult novel; and the Hatchet Job of the Year awards are handed out to reviewers.

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Chomp! Fish Snatches Bird In Flight: VIDEO

Monday, January 13, 2014

The African tigerfish can apparently leap into the air to catch fast-flying birds as they zoom by. There have been tales about this impressive feat. Now there's video of it.

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Book News: Adichie, Tartt Are Finalists For National Book Critic's Circle Awards

Monday, January 13, 2014

Also: Hilton Als on Amiri Baraka; The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a critical look at the "graying" New York Review of Books; and the best books coming out this week.

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Book News: Will Your Book Sell? There's An Algorithm For That

Friday, January 10, 2014

Also: Poet Amiri Baraka has died at age 79; Augusto Pinochet's personal library.

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Aurora Watchers 'May Be In Luck' As Solar Flare Reaches Earth

Thursday, January 09, 2014

NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center says the Earth-bound coronal mass ejection from Tuesday's X-class solar flare was "slightly overdue."

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Book News: Cache Of Letters From 'Frankenstein' Author Found

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Also: "Because" is named the word of the year; a new poem by Paul Beilstein.

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'I Had Been Drinking,' Rodman Says In Apology For Comments

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The former basketball player, during his latest trip to the communist country, unleashed an obscenity-laced rant on CNN when asked about an American who is imprisoned in North Korea. He implied that the man deserved his punishment. Now Rodman is saying he's sorry for what he said.

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Book News: Biography Of Fox's Roger Ailes Alleges Sexism, Anti-Semitism

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Also: Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates' new memoir is critical of the Obama White House; The Morning News' annual Tournament of Books announces its contestants; a new short story from Nicole Krauss.

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Extreme Cold Convinces Escaped Convict To Give Up: VIDEO

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

How cold is it? It's so cold that at least one escapee from prison asked to be put back behind bars. Robert Vick walked away from a minimum security facility in Kentucky on Sunday. By Monday evening, he'd had enough. So he turned himself in.

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What Is The Polar Vortex And Why Is It Doing This To Us?

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

This super cold air is usually whirling around the Arctic. But a big piece has plunged further south than normal. One way to think about what's happening: If a spinning ice skater extends her arms, she slows down. Sometimes, she wobbles and falls. The polar vortex has sort of stretched out an arm.

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Hang In There Another Day Or So — Warmer Air Is Coming

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

While bone-chilling temperatures remain across much of the nation, there are some fun (and safe) things to do. Morning Edition is asking for photos about what some very cool folks are up to.

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Book News: Scores Of Books Burned In Lebanese Library Torching

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Also: Zola Books has bought Bookish; Gary Shteyngart goes on a walking tour of Queens, N.Y., for The Wall Street Journal; Costa Book Awards are announced.

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Last Game Is Finally Here: BCS May Go Out With A Bang

Monday, January 06, 2014

If pregame predictions come true, Monday night's game between Auburn and Florida State could be a high-scoring affair. There are other compelling story lines, as well: Will Auburn pull off another miracle finish? Will Florida State's Jameis Winston add a championship to his trophy collection?

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Missing N.Y. Man Found In D.C., Thanks To AP Photograph

Monday, January 06, 2014

Nicholas Simmons, 20, hadn't been seen since New Year's Day. On Sunday, USA Today published a photo of him. The young man was in Washington, D.C., trying to keep warm on a steam grate. His family saw the picture. With help from the newspaper, an AP photographer and police, their loved one was found.

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Was Luck's TD The Most Amazing Moment Of A Wild NFL Weekend?

Monday, January 06, 2014

Watch the replay as Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck scoops up a fumble and stretches across the goal line against Kansas City. During a weekend of four close games in which three weren't settled until the last minute, was that the highlight of highlights?

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