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August 28, 2014 | NPR · For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, almost in real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its genetic code. But it's unclear what the mutations mean.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · French President Francois Hollande is under pressure to fix the country's economy, which is overburdened by regulation and failing a generation of young people. He's also facing calls for austerity.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · An earthquake in Napa Valley this week brought back old fears for author Gustavo Arellano. In his anxiety he's revisiting the book A Crack in the Edge of the World.
 

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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 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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Jan 29, 2013 — Restaurateur and food personality Eddie Huang spent time as a lawyer and a stand-up comic before getting into the food business. In his new memoir, Fresh Off The Boat, he talks about food, family, hip-hop and growing up Asian in America.
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Feb 2, 2012 — A memoir from the chef behind New York restaurant Prune, Blood, Bones & Butter debuts at No. 8.
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Jan 26, 2012 — This week, an up-close look at the lives of Manhattan chef Gabrielle Hamilton, rapper Ice-T, novelist J.D. Salinger, best-selling author Stieg Larsson and his partner Eva Gabrielsson, and the great philosophers.
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Jul 27, 2011 — Is there anything fresh to be found in a food memoir? Reviewer Susan Jane Gilman says yes — and to prove it, she recommends five excellent books that will quench your desire for amazing food and adventure this summer.
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Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Mar 20, 2011 — Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef and owner of Prune, a popular restaurant in New York City's East Village. She also has an MFA in fiction writing, something she put to use in writing her first book, the aptly titled Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef.
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Mar 2, 2011 — Gabrielle Hamilton wanted her restaurant, Prune, to be a place where a waiter would bring you a meal "that you didn't even ask for when you arrived ... undone by your day in the city." Her captivating memoir carves skillfully into longing and meaning as it relates to food.
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Nov 26, 2007 — Writer Stewart O'Nan has nearly 20 books to his credit, but his name isn't too well known beyond a community of loyal readers. Book critic Maureen Corrigan O'Nan's Last Night at the Lobster may change all that.
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Apr 27, 2007 — With her famed Berkeley, Calif., restaurant, Alice Waters helped give rise to a new cuisine based on locally grown, seasonal ingredients. Waters and her biographer look back at her offbeat and memorable eatery, Chez Panisse.
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