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J.K. Rowling Explores The Perils Of Fame In 'Career Of Evil'

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:51am

J.K. Rowling has just published her third mystery as Robert Galbraith. This time, detective Cormoran Strike and his beautiful assistant are battling a serial killer — and their own dark pasts.

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What Happens If You Try To Prevent Every Single Suicide?

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:44am

The suicide rate has increased in the past decade, despite the best efforts of hot lines and prevention programs. A Detroit health plan set a zero suicide goal among its members — and achieved it.

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What You Should Know About The Federal Inmate Release

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 7:11pm

Thousands of federal inmates are being released because of a change in the way the U.S. government sentences drug criminals. But few are going straight from prison to freedom.

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The Blimp That Split Ended Up In Two

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 6:53am

The high-tech military surveillance blimp that broke loose over Maryland and Pennsylvania this week was brought down by a low-tech solution: It was shot and deflated.

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Volvo Takes On The Tricky Task Of Avoiding Kangaroos

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 6:52am

Volvo says it's working on technology to detect kangaroos in Australia. The automatic brake system must be specially designed for the quick and erratic animals.

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So Good You'll Scream? A Cookbook From Horror Icon Vincent Price

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

A Treasury of Great Recipes, by the famed horror film actor, was out of print for decades until this month. It turns out, Price was also a foodie with an "omnivorous appetite," his daughter tells us.

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Iranian-American Businessman Reportedly Arrested In Iran

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

There are reports that an Iranian-American businessman has been arrested in Iran. David Greene speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Farnaz Fassihi about what is known and what it could mean.

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As One-Child Policy Ends, China Still Seen As Out Of Touch

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

People across China are reacting to the end of a 35-year-old policy limiting most urban residents to just one child. Most families will now be allowed to have two children.

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'The World Has Changed': UN High Commissioner On Refugee Crisis

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

Antonio Guterres, who has served as United Nations high commissioner for refugees since 2005, will step down at the end of this year. Steve Inskeep talks to him about Syria and Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War II.

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Rising Death Toll Of Migrants Turns EU's Attention To Smugglers

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

A new European operation is stopping, seizing and searching boats in the Mediterranean suspected of migrant trafficking.

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Spooky Sounds: Music That Chills Your Bones

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

Just in time for Halloween, Renee Montagne chats with music commentator Miles Hoffman about some of history's spookiest classical music.

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A Robot Orchestra Grows In Brooklyn

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

Brooklyn-based artist Chico MacMurtrie has built a robot orchestra in a former Norwegian Seamen's Church. These robots don't look like the modern robots that might come to mind. They're steam punk.

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As An Investor, Tennessee Maintains Support For Volkswagen

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

While Congress was concerned about pollution and deception in the automaker's emission problems, the state that's home to VW's only U.S. plant wants some assurances that their investment is safe.

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'Our Brand Is Crisis' Stalls And Stumbles

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

The political comedy Our Brand is Crisis stars Sandra Bullock as an American campaign strategist hired to work for a Bolivian presidential candidate. Critic Kenneth Turan has this review.

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Assessment Of Female Marines Kept Secret As Critics Blast Methods

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

Defense Secretary Ash Carter will decide in the coming weeks whether female Marines should be barred from ground combat jobs. That recommendation was made by Gen. Joseph Dunford, whose report hasn't been released.

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Heading Into Game 3, A Break Down Of The World Series So Far

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

Game 3 of the World Series will be in New York Friday night. Steve Inskeep talks to ESPN baseball analyst Jessica Mendoza about the Mets-Royals faceoff.

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Jeb Bush Is On The Road, Battling Rumors Of A Sputtering Campaign

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

After the last presidential debate, Jeb Bush headed straight for New Hampshire. The state is critical to his hopes of winning the GOP nomination, but voters are not convinced he's the man for the job.

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Israeli Defense Minister Gives Grim Assessment Of Syrian Civil War Amid Talks

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

Steve Inskeep talks to Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon about Israel's perspective on Syria. There are no good options in Syria for Israel, he says.

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Iran Joins Talks About War In Syria

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

Talks on the Syrian civil war taking place in Vienna have an unprecedented new arrival: Iran. It's the first time Iran has formally met with the U.S. and other world powers about the war.

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Obamacare Deploys New Apps, Allies To Convince The Uninsured

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

Open enrollment for Obamacare opens Sunday. Millions of people still lack health insurance, including some who signed up last year but since dropped their health coverage, calling it "unaffordable."

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