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7:40 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Vermont Nonprofit Successfully Helps Homeowners Weatherize

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 7:50 am

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Around the Nation
7:40 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Court Reinstates Wisconsin Voter ID Law, Causes Chaos Before Election

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 5:38 pm

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Politics
7:40 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Senate To Vote On Bill To Authorize Arming Syrian Rebels

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 7:50 am

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Sports
7:40 am
Thu September 18, 2014

NFL's Greg Hardy Sits Out While Domestic Violence Case Is Appealed

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 7:50 am

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Race
7:40 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Jacqueline Woodson On Being A 'Brown Girl' Who Dreams

Author Jacqueline Woodson reads from her newest novel, Sept. 15.
Kat Chow NPR

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 7:38 pm

The first time author Jacqueline Woodson says she really understood poetry — and loved it — was after reading Langston Hughes in elementary school.

"Until then, I thought it was some code that older white people used to speak to each other. I didn't know what was going on with the line breaks and the words," Woodson recalls. "Once the floodgates opened, they opened."

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Around the Nation
7:40 am
Thu September 18, 2014

High School Reconsiders Student's Yearbook Photo

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Animals
7:40 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Dog From Philadelphia Ends Up In Oregon Shelter

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World
7:40 am
Thu September 18, 2014

ISIS Militants Found To Have American-Made Weapons

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Europe
7:40 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Teen Voters Could Sway Outcome Of Scotland's Independence Vote

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 7:50 am

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Middle East
7:40 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Iranian Official Shares Little About Detained U.S. Reporter

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Europe
7:40 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Scottish Voters Cast Ballots On Whether To Cut Ties To U.K.

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Middle East
7:40 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Kerry Briefs Skeptic Senators On Coalition Plans Against ISIS

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The Two-Way
7:38 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Scotland's Historic Decision: Should It Stay Or Should It Go?

A man played bagpipes on a "short walk to freedom" march in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Thursday as polling in the independence referendum began.
Paul Hackett Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 10:47 am

Scots decide today whether to end 300 years of union with Great Britain and go it alone as they cast ballots in a historic referendum that is sure to have a lasting impact no matter the outcome.

Public opinion polls in recent days have suggested that Scotland is evenly split on the question and that the vote could be extremely close. The options are to vote "yes" or "no" to the question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

The results are expected on Friday.

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The Two-Way
7:30 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Book News: Fiction Longlist Is Out For The National Book Awards

The fiction shortlist for the National Book Awards will be announced Oct. 15.
NationalBook.org

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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Book Reviews
7:03 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Calvino's Cosmicomic Collection Treads The Final Frontier: America

Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 11:05 am

Italo Calvino has a habit that's hard not to find disconcerting. Halfway through a story, or even a few sentences in, he often pauses — briefly, glibly — to mention in passing that everything he has written so far is wrong. Oh, and the same goes for what's to come. But it's best not to let it slow us down, he suggests. This will happen sometimes when you're inventing worlds and ideas that can't be put into words.

But words are all he's got — so deal with it.

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NPR Story
5:06 am
Thu September 18, 2014

The Last Word In Business

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The Two-Way
8:44 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Two More NFL Players Placed On 'Exempt List' Over Domestic Violence

Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy waves to fans as he arrives for an NFL football practice in Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 11, 2014.
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Two more players were benched by NFL teams on Wednesday over allegations of domestic violence.

First, the Carolina Panthers placed their star defensive end Greg Hardy on the exempt list and then the Arizona Cardinals deactivated running back Jonathan Dwyer.

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The Two-Way
8:04 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Doctor Says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Has 'Rare ... Difficult' Cancer

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in December 2013.
Chris Young The Canadian Press

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who made international news after he admitted to smoking crack, has cancer.

That's according to his doctor, a colorectal surgeon, who confirmed the diagnosis during a press conference on Wednesday.

The Toronto Star reports:

"Dr. Zane Cohen, the renowned colorectal surgeon, said Wednesday that Ford has a malignant liposarcoma. He will be treated with chemotherapy, Cohen said.

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Planet Money
7:56 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Episode 569: How To Divide An Imaginary Pie

Alex Blumberg is starting a business, a podcasting business. He's recording himself as he starts the company, and he's making a podcast about starting his podcasting company. Meta, right?

But starting a business can be lonely. Alex wants a partner to share in the stress and the risk. Potential investors say they'd prefer to bet on a team, too. Today on the show, Alex searches for a business partner. There have been Hewlett and Packard, Procter and Gamble, and Ben and Jerry. Now, there is Blumberg and ...

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Book Reviews
6:48 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Martin Amis' 'Zone Of Interest' Is An Electrically Powerful Holocaust Novel

When I picked up Martin Amis' new novel, The Zone of Interest, it felt as though I had touched a third rail, so powerful and electric is the experience of reading it. After years of playing the snide card and giving his great store of talents to the business of giving other people the business, Amis has turned again to the matter of Nazi horrors (he tried to deal with it in a gimmicky way in his 1991 novel Time's Arrow), and the result is a book that may stand for years as the triumph of his career.

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