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About The Time Shonda Rhimes Gave Me A Christmas Cat Intervention

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 9:07am

'Tis the season for Hallmark movies, and sometimes nothing is quite as good for emptying the brain. Until you get called out on Twitter.

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Book News: PBS Promises 'Olympic-Style' Coverage Of Miami Book Fair

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 9:06am

The network will feature the massive festival, which boasts hundreds of authors and countless more attendees, in a live webcast. Across the Atlantic, The Hunger Games is getting a theater adaptation.

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Open Forum

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 9:02am

Want to post a comment about something we're not covering? Here's a space for readers to share their thoughts about media, policy and NPR's journalism.

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Abortion Or Infanticide In El Salvador?

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 8:53am

The main example to illustrate some of the world's toughest abortion restrictions is a questionable choice for a valuable story.

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Two Striking Photos From Today's APEC Meetings

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 8:12am

The forum's first day has already brought us interesting images. In one, the leaders of China and Japan reflect their countries' unease; in another, world leaders dress alike.

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Top Stories: Obama Attends Trade Summit; Nigeria School Bombing

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 7:36am

Also: Wintry weather blasts the Midwest; three astronauts return from the international space station; and more children are getting sick by eating small detergent packets.

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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Hits A Home Run With The Stupendous Andre Braugher

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 7:35am

Sunday night's Brooklyn Nine-Nine gave star Andre Braugher a moment of pure comedic joy-genius.

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In China, Obama Touts Visa Deal, Progress On Free-Trade Pact

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 7:11am

Under a new agreement, the U.S. and China will extend visas from the current one-year term to 5 and 10 years. President Obama is in China for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

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Tools Of The Trade: The Abacus

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 7:04am

Many teachers still rely on this centuries-old calculating device to provide a hands-on approach to math.

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Richard Branson Fails To Get Led Zeppelin Back Together

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:48am

The Virgin Atlantic billionaire reportedly offered the group $800 million. Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones signed on, but lead singer Robert Plant did not have a "Whole Lotta Love" for the idea.

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Richard Branson Fails To Get Led Zeplin Back Together

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:48am

The Virgin Atlantic billionaire reportedly offered the group $800 million. Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones signed on, but lead singer Robert Plant did not have a "Whole Lotta Love" for the idea.

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Va. Couple Discovers Civil War Graffiti In Their Home

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:40am

A couple in Berryville, Va., removed paint from a stairwell in their house. They found graffiti from the 1860s that Confederate soldiers had drawn of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

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Bombing At Nigerian High School Kills Dozens

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 5:49am

As many as 48 students reportedly died in the attack came during a morning assembly Monday. It's being blamed on the insurgent group Boko Haram.

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