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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of December 4, 2014

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:08am

Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recounts his life as both a civilian and a distinguished marksman in American Sniper. It appears at No. 12.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of December 4, 2014

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:07am

A mysterious package compels a reclusive bookstore owner to reconsider his approach to life in Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. It appears at No. 13.

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Book News: Barnes & Noble, Microsoft Part Ways Over The Nook

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:04am

A two-year partnership in the bookseller's troubled e-reader has ended, as Barnes & Noble buys out Microsoft's share. Also: Upset brews in India over the president's exclusive deal with Amazon.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of December 4, 2014

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 8:46am

Debuting at No. 15, You Can't Make This Up details sportscaster Al Michaels' life and career.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of December 4, 2014

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 8:43am

The latest installment of James Patterson's Alex Cross series has detective Cross contending with a mad genius who has kidnapped his family. Hope to Die debuts at No. 10.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Holiday Encores Edition

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 8:15am

This week, we have two past segments to revisit: a look at our favorite and least favorite holiday pop culture, and a listen to some seasonal music.

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Top Stories: November Jobless Data; Orion Is Launched Into Space

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 7:41am

Also: New Jersey lawmakers clear Gov. Christie in a political scandal; a typhoon weakens slightly off the Philippines; and automaker Mazda will recall thousands of cars for suspect Takata airbags.

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'Dying Of The Light': A Disputed Production, A Disappointing Product

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 7:41am

The film, disavowed by its director and writer Paul Schrader after clashes with the studio, stars Nicolas Cage as a CIA officer who believes the agency has lost its moral direction.

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Economy Adds 321,000 Jobs In November, Unemployment Holds Steady

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 7:32am

The U.S. economy continued chug along at a moderate pace. The number of unemployed Americans, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, remained at around 9 million.

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Orion Spacecraft Soars Into Orbit In First Test For Mars Mission

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 6:12am

The spacecraft could one day take astronauts to Mars. The original launch date was scrubbed yesterday because of technical issues.

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Wilt Chamberlain Gets Extra-Long Stamp

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 6:11am

The NBA great, who's 7'1", is the first pro basketball player featured on a U.S. stamp. Kadir Nelson, the artist who created it, tells The New York Times, "We still had trouble fitting him in."

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Russian Newspaper Tries Reporting Only Good News

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 6:05am

When the City Reporter was full of cheer, readership on its website suffered. So they're back to reporting regular news.

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New Jersey Legislature Clears Gov. Chris Christie In Bridge Scheme

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 6:04am

The report, howver, found that two former aides acted with "perceived impunity" when they ordered the shutdown of some lanes of the George Washington Bridge.

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