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'Fresh Air' Remembers Mystery Novelist Ruth Rendell

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:35pm

The British author wrote crime novels for 50 years, many featuring Chief Inspector "Reg" Wexford. Rendell died May 2. Originally broadcast in 1989 and 2005.

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Soul Singer Ben E. King

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:35pm

The crooner sang lead for the Drifters and became famous for the classic hit "Stand By Me." King died April 30th. Fresh Air remembers him with this interview. Originally broadcast in 1988.

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Asked And Answered: On 'Thugs,' WikiLeaks And Conspiracy Theories

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:35pm

Listeners had a lot of opinions about an All Things Considered guest's position, and two other stories had the audience talking.

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Remembering Ruth Rendell, Master Of Smart And Socially Aware Suspense

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:34pm

The British novelist set shocking crimes in mundane settings — always adding a dash of social criticism. Critic Maureen Corrigan says she is forever giving Rendell's books away to friends.

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What You Should Know Before Stepping On A Treadmill

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:33pm

Treadmills are the world's most popular form of mechanical exercise and they are also the most dangerous.

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Spanish Customs Officials Foil Attempt To Smuggle Boy In Suitcase

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:30pm

An 8-year-old boy from the Ivory Coast was found curled up in a suitcase Thursday, foiling an attempt to smuggle him into Spanish territory. His father was later arrested.

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Will More Candidates Make It Harder To Stand Out In 2016?

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:20pm

There are now six Republicans officially running for president. Kay Henderson of Iowa Radio and Paul Steinhauser of NH1 discuss the latest.

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Move Over Mount Rushmore, There's Another Club Of Presidents

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:19pm

President Obama's visit to South Dakota will allow him to brag that he has set foot in each of the 50 states — only three other U.S. presidents can make that claim.

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Tropical Storm Warning Issued For The Carolinas

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:18pm

Subtropical storm Ana is expected to make landfall Saturday evening. The area is forecast to receive 45 mph winds and up to 6 inches of rain.

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Two Big Banks To Erase 'Zombie Debt' From Credit Reports

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:12pm

Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase have agreed to erase debts on credit reports that legally should have been eliminated in bankruptcy.

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