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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · On Capitol Hill, dogs and their handlers have made the case that all U.S. military dogs should be brought home from war — and treated with the respect they've earned on the battlefield.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · A United Nations school, which was being used to shelter displaced Gazans awaiting evacuation, came under fire from a missile or shelling. The attack reportedly killed 15 people. Palestinian officials blame Israeli shelling; Israel says it may have been Hamas rockets that fell short of their target.
 
July 24, 2014 | NPR · The war in Gaza is unfolding between Israel and Hamas, but the Palestinian Authority, based in the West Bank, is also involved in efforts to end the fighting. The Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic representative to the U.S., Maen Areikat, speaks with Robert Siegel about the causes of the conflict and the possible consequences of a cease-fire.
 
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July 24, 2014 | NPR · If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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May 14, 2014 — Also: Ralph Waldo Emerson's 1863 letter of recommendation for a job-seeking Walt Whitman; an interview with Peggy McIntosh, who wrote about "white privilege."
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Apr 17, 2014 — Also: Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez's health is said to be stable but "very fragile"; Dave Eggers' new book is called Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
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Nov 13, 2013 — Also: Stephen King reveals his greatest fear; Margaret Atwood on Dave Eggers; Casey N. Cep on Flannery O'Connor.
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Nov 7, 2013 — Also: Nuyorican poet Tato Laviera dies at age 63; Alexis Madrigal on the new Dave Eggers novel; an interview with Graywolf Press.
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Nov 7, 2013 — Has new tracking technology put us on a slippery slope toward microchipping our own children? Commentator Barbara J. King worries that it has, and asks if this practice is healthy for kids and parents alike.
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Oct 7, 2013 — Also: Erica Jong on Fear of Flying; Amazon warehouse workers threaten to strike; the best books coming out this week.
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Oct 3, 2013 — Also: Dave Eggers responds to allegations that he lifted another writer's work; Jim Crace on the new rules for the Man Booker prize; the problem of depicting female beauty in novels.
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Oct 1, 2013 — Also: Sherman Alexie drinks the ebook Kool-Aid; Karen Russell on her new "genius" status; Marcela Valdes on YA novels and the economy.
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Sep 30, 2013 — Also: An excerpt from Dave Eggers' new novel; the best new books coming out this week.
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Aug 14, 2013 — Also: Foreign Policy's blog The Cable says there's fresh evidence the CIA kept tabs on Noam Chomsky; new books from Dave Eggers and Ron Burgundy.
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