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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of September 18, 2014

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:03pm

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

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Talking Pink Heels And Birth Control, GOP Plays Offense With Women

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:03pm

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the Democrats' Women's Leadership Forum on Friday. But as the 2014 election nears, both parties are vying for women's votes.

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Social Media Get The Right Stuff To India's Flood Victims

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:48pm

Waters rose as high as two and three stories in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. People were trapped. They needed supplies, and #jkfloodrelief came to the rescue.

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Sabiduría: Trek-Mex

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:29pm

Comedian Elicia Sanchez gives us the scoop on her themed wedding that allied two unlikely influences: her Mexican heritage and her love of Star Trek.

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Colorado's Floods, One Year Later

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:29pm

A year after flooding devastated parts of Colorado, reporter Lesley McClurg checks in with Latino families who were displaced, to see how they are coping with the changes in their lives.

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The U.S. and Cuban Cell Phones

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:29pm

The U.S. is backing a text-messaging program in Cuba called "Piramideo." Cuban officials charge that it's trying to promote anti-Castro protests.

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Allies in Our Newsroom

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:29pm

Host Maria Hinojosa talks to two of her producers, Michael Simon Johnson and Marlon Bishop, about what they've learned about being good allies, and working while white in the Latino USA newsroom.

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Driving Down the Rent

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:29pm

Boston city dwellers become allies to combat a force that is threatening their community: the rising cost of rent.

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Keeping Kosher

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:29pm

Reporter Sarah Barrett tells us the story of a rabbi who teams up with Latino workers — who make kosher food — to fight for workers' rights.

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Interrupting Violence in the Bronx

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:29pm

In the South Bronx, a group of ex-convicts patrols the streets, trying to steer local kids away from violence.

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Being Black in Miami

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:29pm

After Ferguson, Latino USA asks black leaders in Miami — where Latinos hold more power and influence than many parts of the country — what it means to be a good ally.

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WATCH: First Guy In Perth To Get Hands On New iPhone Drops It On Live TV

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:29pm

Jack Cooksey, 18, was unpacking his brand new iPhone 6 for a local TV reporter, when he accidentally dropped it. The rest of the customers still in line groaned.

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Sierra Leone: Where Colin Powell Felt His Roots

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:27pm

The West African nation is in the news today because of the tragic Ebola outbreak. It once played a part in another tragedy: the U.S. slave trade.

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For The Autumnal Equinox, A Poem As Chilling As The Fall Weather

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:26pm

Tuesday is the first day of fall. This time of year reminds critic Abigail Deutsch of Stephen Dobyns' "How to Like It" — a poem about a man who ponders his lost summers and fleeting dreams.

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Amid NFL Scandals, A Novel About America's Love Of The Sport

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:25pm

It's the start of the season, and the NFL is already beset by scandal. Writer Mark Chiusano recommends a novel about football's place in American culture, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: 'I Got It Wrong'

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:13pm

Calls for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign continue as the league grapples with how it handled a series of abuse scandals. Goodell has kept a low profile during the crisis.

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Should The U.S. Pay Ransom For ISIS Hostages?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:08pm

Videotaped murders by Islamic State have sparked outrage around the world. But while some European countries have paid ransom to retrieve victims taken by ISIS, Britain and the U.S. have not.

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British Ambassador To U.S. Says Scottish Vote Is 'Decisive'

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:30pm

Robert Siegel talks with Peter Westmacott, British Ambassador to the U.S., about Scotland's unsuccessful vote for independence and what changes may result throughout the U.K. because of the campaign.

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NFL Commissioner: 'We Will Get Our House In Order'

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:24pm

Roger Goodell has been embroiled in controversy, over how the league has handled violent off-field episodes of some of its star players. He said he had not considered resigning.

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The Hold Steady On World Cafe

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:49pm

Hear the band survey its decade-long history — including the song singer Craig Finn calls his best.

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