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Success Record is Mixed For Global Climate Deals

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 6:48am

As China and the U.S. strike a landmark climate change deal, NPR's Scott Simon asks science correspondent Christopher Joyce how effective these climate targets have been historically.

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Cosbys Start A 'Conversation' With African-American Art

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 6:48am

Bill and Camille Cosby have loaned more than 60 pieces of art to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the Cosbys about their collection.

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So, What Bugs Listeners About NPR's Grammar?

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 6:48am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Standards and Practices Editor Mark Memmott about the language NPR uses and why.

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Get Ready To Watch This Lame-Duck Congress Sprint

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 5:05am

From a Hail Mary pass on the Keystone pipeline aimed at saving Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., to attempts to block White House appointments and executive actions, the next month in Congress could be busy.

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Tango Lessons: Rubén Blades Sings His Way Into Discovery

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:31am

On his new album, the salsa singer, actor and one time presidential contender in Panama rearranged some of his salsa songs as tangos. In doing so, he found new things in his lyrics and himself.

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Tech Week That Was: Obama Rocks The Net Neutrality Debate

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:30am

The president took a stand on net neutrality this week, saying the idea that traffic is treated equally should be protected like a public utility. Critics called it "Obamacare for the Internet."

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Roger Moore: The Man With The Golden Life

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:24am

Sir Roger Moore has played James Bond more than any other actor; his new memoir One Lucky Bastard chronicles a life spent working and laughing with stars — and learning how to kiss from Lana Turner.

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Doctor, Put On Your PPE And Go Into The ETU, Stat!

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:20am

The world of global health is an acronym soup. And the Ebola virus has generated its own list.

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Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:18am

Backers of the Common Core say it's important for kids to tackle complex texts. Critics argue that reading shouldn't be a struggle for kids. We'll visit one classroom that borrows from both sides.

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Episode 583: Cow Noir

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:15pm

There is a crime wave in the West right now. Cattle theft, or as they call it in Oklahoma, cattle rustling, is on the rise. The crime is as old as America, and it's making a big comeback.

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No Woman Has Led A Larger U.S. City Than Jane Byrne, Who Died Today

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:53pm

Her up-and-down relationship with the Daleys and their Democratic machine led her into and then out of the top office in Chicago. She was 81.

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Comet-Hugging Lander Sends Back Data, Despite Dying Battery

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 7:13pm

Mission Control re-established contact with the Philae lander, which has been unable to recharge by solar power. Its bumpy landing left it in the shadow of a cliff. Still, it continues to send data.

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Workers Say Employers In Ailing Atlantic City Hold All The Cards

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:32pm

A bankruptcy judge has approved pay benefits cuts for workers at the ailing Trump Taj Mahal casino. But in the city's grim job market, better-paying opportunities elsewhere are few and far between.

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Board Decision Revives Discussion About Religion In Public Schools

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:16pm

One of the largest public school systems in the U.S. dropped religious affiliations for holidays on its school calendar. The decision represents a classic church and state battle.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of November 13, 2014

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:03pm

Blackwater founder Erik Prince takes a look at the military contractor's history and the controversy surrounding it in Civilian Warriors. It appears at No. 15.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of November 13, 2014

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:03pm

Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge, a collection of short stories following a retired Maine school teacher, appears at No. 10.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of November 13, 2014

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:03pm

Food Network host Ina Garten shares culinary tips in her newest cookbook Make It Ahead. It appears at No. 4.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of November 13, 2014

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:03pm

In the latest installment of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series, a case reopens when a victim dies nine years after a shooting. The Burning Room debuts at No. 2.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of November 13, 2014

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:03pm

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

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