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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.
 

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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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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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