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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of October 23, 2014

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 5:03pm

The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.

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For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 5:00pm

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.

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Cristela

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:46pm

Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa interviews stand-up comic and newly minted TV star Cristela Alonzo about her ABC sitcom, Cristela.

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Two Davids Run For Office

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:46pm

In San Francisco, two Democratic candidates for the California State Assembly with a lot in common are highlighting their differences. Emily Wilson reports.

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Low Voter Turnout Explained

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:46pm

Why do Latino voters turn out in such low numbers? Latino USA's A.C. Valdez finds out.

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Getting Out the Vote

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:46pm

In Alabama, the majority of Latinos are undocumented and can't vote. We hear from an activist who can't vote, but is struggling to register every Latino he can.

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Latinos Running for Office

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:46pm

Three reporters take us around the country to find Latinos running for office in some unlikely — and some long overdue — places.

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Sabiduría: A Reason to Smile

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:46pm

Illustrator and children's book author Javier Cruz Winnik tells us what inspired his new work.

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.soy?

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:46pm

Our producers sit down to talk about a new domain extension: .soy, like .com. Google is calling it the space for Latinos to talk about their identity, but reactions have been mixed.

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3 Police Deputies Shot By Assailant In California

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:32pm

Police are still looking for two suspects they describe as "heavily armed." One bystander was also shot by the suspects.

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Wanted: Wind Turbine Mechanic — Must Be Daredevil, Skilled With Hands

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:33pm

Wind power is a growing part of the energy mix in the United States. And more wind turbines means there are new jobs for people to install and repair them. The job requires a unique skill set.

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U.K.'s Relationship With EU In A Rough Patch

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:33pm

The UK is straining against a range of European Union rules, with immigration at the top of the list. It's likely to be a major issue going into next year's election in Britain and could reshape the future of Europe, as Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a vote on whether to keep the UK in the union.

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New Facebook App A Throwback To Old Chatrooms

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:33pm

Facebook's new app, Rooms, harkens back to the days of 1990s anonymous chat rooms. New York Times tech reporter, Mike Isaac, talks about why having secret identities online is a good thing.

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For Republicans, Midterms About Getting Country 'Out Of The Mud'

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:33pm

Robert Siegel talks with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus ahead of the midterm elections.

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Terrorism Suspect To Be Tried In U.S. Civilian Court

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:33pm

Audie Cornish talks to professor Robert Chesney about the U.S. transfer of a detainee from the Bagram prison in Afghanistan to the States to face charges in a civilian court.

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New York City Praised For Response To New Ebola Patient

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:33pm

The first man diagnosed with Ebola in New York City remains in isolation at Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Craig Spencer was rushed to the hospital on Thursday as soon as he began showing symptoms.

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Pennsylvania Manhunt Evokes Memories Of The Search For Eric Rudolph

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:33pm

Robert Siegel talks to former FBI special agent Chris Swecker about the similarities between the hunt for Eric Rudolph and Eric Frein, a survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper.

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40 Years Later, Diane Von Furstenberg's Wrap Dress Still Wears Well

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:33pm

In her memoir The Woman I Wanted to Be, Diane von Furstenberg says she owes her success to her mother, a strong, strict, Holocaust survivor who called Diane her "torch of freedom."

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In Alabama, Darius Foster Is An Unlikely GOP Candidate

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:33pm

Republicans are trying to make inroads with African-Americans in the Deep South, where increasingly the color of your skin predicts your party affiliation. In Alabama, the GOP is fielding a record number of black candidates this year. Darius Foster is among them.

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ISIS Rakes In Millions Through Slick Black Market For Oil

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:33pm

The so-called Islamic State is raking in millions selling oil to smugglers. The U.S. is working to undermine the militant group's finances by interrupting oil sales and punishing companies that purchase crude from them.

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