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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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After Catalonia's Independence Vote, An 'Homage' To George Orwell

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:38pm

This week Spain's northeast region voted in favor of independence. But the results weren't recognized by the Spanish government. The situation reminds poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips of a favorite book.

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Court Rejects Challenge To Obamacare Rules On Contraceptives

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:32pm

At issue were regulations to accommodate religious nonprofits that object to including birth control in their health insurance plans. Catholic groups said the regulations don't go far enough.

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How Bacteria In The Gut Help Fight Off Viruses

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:29pm

Rotavirus kills more than a half-million kids around the world each year. Now scientists have evidence that the secret to stopping it is hiding in the trillions of bacteria of our microbiome.

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HealthCare.gov Head Says Site Is Tested And 'Ready To Go'

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:11pm

Open enrollment in Obamacare resumes Saturday. While no one expects a repeat of last year's disastrous launch, millions of people will be trying to renew coverage or sign up for the first time.

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WATCH: Orphaned Sea Otter Pup Has Snack, Playtime

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 3:40pm

Found in late September along the California coast, "Pup 681" spent a month at the Monterey Aquarium before being transferred to her new home at the Shedd in Chicago.

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Sabiduría: Understanding Latinos

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 3:24pm

If Latinos are a new economic engine, we could all stand to learn a bit more about who they are. The Kellogg Foundation's Barbara Ferrer shares some words of wisdom about a recently commissioned poll.

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Displacement in the D.C. Suburbs

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 3:24pm

La Union Mall in the Washington, D.C., suburbs caters to Latino shoppers from several nearby states. But now that the city is building a new Metro line, the mall's days may be numbered.

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Sweden Confirms Foreign Sub Snooped In Its Waters

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:26pm

The intrusion occurred last month. Although defense analysts have said Russia is the likely culprit, Swedish authorities say it's "impossible" to say whose submarine it was.

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The Duhks On Mountain Stage

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:14pm

The band brings its impeccable blend of Canadian, American and Celtic folk to a West Virginia stage.

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Satirists Go Serious in 'Foxcatcher' And 'Rosewater' — And It Works

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:04pm

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews two serious films based on real-life events — Foxcatcher, which stars comedian Steve Carrell, and Rosewater, directed by Comedy Central's Jon Stewart.

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Missing Lynx? Search Continues For Mystery French Feline

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 1:52pm

The animal, which was spotted Thursday, was initially thought to be a tiger. Officials now say it's not, but they aren't sure what it is. One theory is that it's a lynx.

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