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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.
 
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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.
 
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Jun 20, 2014 — Also: an excerpt from Marilynne Robinson's next novel; the problem of translating Proust.
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Apr 22, 2014 — Also: The battle over the word "literally," Claudia Rankine won the $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize.
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Apr 16, 2014 — Ian McEwan talks about having dinner with Salman Rushdie, who had a fatwa out against him; Man Booker winner Eleanor Catton writes about the process of finding inspiration.
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Nov 22, 2013 — Also: A newly published essay by C.S. Lewis; exploring Middle-Earth; Salman Rushdie on the Internet.
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Apr 29, 2013 — Also: Photographing the library at Guantanamo Bay; authors annotating their own work; and the best books coming out this week.
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Apr 16, 2013 — Also, Captain Underpants is under attack; Granta's new "Best Of Young British Novelists"; the Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist announced.
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Feb 6, 2013 — Also: What to do when a book makes you cry on public transportation; Amazon launches its own currency; and Ping Fu's memoir comes under attack.
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Nov 12, 2012 — The feud began in 1997 in the letters pages of the Guardian, with Rushdie calling the author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy "a pompous ass" and Le Carre accusing the author of The Satanic Verses of "self-canonization." Both writers now say they regret the literary war of words, and speak of their mutual admiration.
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