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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.
 
September 1, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 260 health workers in West Africa have been infected, and 134 have died. Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University, who worked with five who died, discusses the devastation in the community.
 
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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers

Aug 22, 2014 — Debuting at No. 1, Haruki Mirakami's Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage follows a 30-something man looking for closure.
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Aug 14, 2014 — In the third and final book of Lev Grossman's Magicians Trilogy, two college-age wizards fight to preserve the boundaries of their magical world. The Magician's Land debuts at No. 3.
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Aug 8, 2014 — Debuting at No. 7, Amy Bloom's Lucky Us follows two sisters who journey across 1940s America in search of fame and fortune.
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Aug 1, 2014 — In Daniel Silva's The Heist, an Israeli art restorer and spy searches for a stolen Caravaggio masterpiece. It appears at No. 3.
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Jul 25, 2014 — The final book of Deborah Harkness' All Souls trilogy, The Book of Life, follows a supernatural couple searching for a mysterious, ancient book. It debuts at No. 1.
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Jul 18, 2014California, Edan Lepucki's debut novel, follows a young, pregnant couple struggling to survive after the apocalypse. It debuts at No. 4.
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Jul 11, 2014 — A struggling single mom gets helps from an obnoxious tech millionaire in Jojo Moyes' One Plus One. It debuts at No. 7.
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Jul 4, 2014 — In Invisible, James Patterson and David Ellis follow an FBI researcher who tries to link hundreds of unsolved cases to one perpetrator. It debuts at No. 10.
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Jun 27, 2014 — In The Silkworm, Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) follows private detective Cormoran Strike as he investigates the murder of a novelist. It debuts at No. 1.
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Jun 20, 2014 — A popular Nantucket matchmaker is reunited with her long lost love in Elin Hilderbrand's The Matchmaker. It debuts at No. 9.
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