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NFL Commissioner: 'We Will Get Our House In Order'

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 11:24am

Roger Goodell has been embroiled in controversy, over how the league has handled violent off-field episodes of some of its star players. He said he had not considered resigning.

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A Single Insurer Holds Obamacare's Fate In 2 States

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 10:24am

Where have the insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act struggled the most? The answer lies in commerce, not politics.

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His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 9:44am

In the new exhibit "Genesis," the noted photographer Sebastiao Salgado shares his vision of "a kind of state of humanity of the planet," from Amazon tribes to frozen Siberia.

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Roosevelt's Polio Wasn't A Secret: He Used It To His 'Advantage'

NPR Books - September 19, 2014 - 9:43am

In The Man He Became, historian James Tobin says, despite misimpressions to the contrary, Americans of Franklin Roosevelt's day were well-aware of his disability. Originally aired Nov. 25, 2013.

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White House Announces Campaign Against Campus Sexual Assault

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 9:41am

In unveiling the "It's On Us" campaign aimed at preventing attacks on college campuses, President Obama said such violence is "an affront to our basic humanity."

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Cosby: His Life and Times’

New York Times Book Reviews - September 19, 2014 - 9:33am
Mark Whitaker discusses his new biography of Bill Cosby, and Jeff Hobbs talks about “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace.”






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Alibaba Shares Surge On First Day Of Trading

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 9:32am

Shares of the Chinese e-commerce giant opened at $92.70 a share on the New York Stock Exchange today, making it the biggest initial public offering in U.S. history. They were priced at $68 a share.

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ArtsBeat: The Bradbury Chronicles: Hundreds of Items Owned by Author Going to Auction

New York Times Book Reviews - September 19, 2014 - 8:56am
Items including awards and even bottles of wine owned by Bradbury are to be auctioned this month.






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Iconic Pabst Beer Brands Sold To Russian Company

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 8:33am

Pabst Brewing Co., with its famous Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz labels, is being acquired by Russian brewer Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.

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How To Get Children To Behave Without Hitting Them

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 8:21am

Most parents say they have used corporal punishment. But there's abundant evidence that it doesn't improve behavior over time. Changing how parents talk to children does work, but it takes practice.

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Children's Books: ‘Harlem Hellfighters,’ by J. Patrick Lewis and Gary Kelley

New York Times Book Reviews - September 19, 2014 - 7:59am
A picture book about an African-American regiment in World War I that confronted racists as well as the German Army.
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Children's Books: ‘Nest,’ by Esther Ehrlich

New York Times Book Reviews - September 19, 2014 - 7:59am
In this middle-grade novel, a girl finds a way forward after the loss of her mother.
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Children's Books: ‘Belzhar,’ by Meg Wolitzer

New York Times Book Reviews - September 19, 2014 - 7:58am
Students at a therapeutic boarding school discover a way to return to the past, before their personal traumas.
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Children's Books: Anthony Browne’s ‘What If . . . ?’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - September 19, 2014 - 7:58am
Swallowing their fears, these adventuresome characters set off down unfamiliar streets and explore unknown worlds.
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‘Neverhome,’ by Laird Hunt

New York Times Book Reviews - September 19, 2014 - 7:53am
Disguised as a man, Laird Hunt’s heroine joins the Union Army.
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Margaret Forster’s ‘Unknown Bridesmaid’

New York Times Book Reviews - September 19, 2014 - 7:53am
A child psychologist is troubled by her own adolescence.
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'Murdersquishing' Them To Death: How Little Bees Take On Enormous Hornets

NPR Top Stories - September 19, 2014 - 7:53am

They are small. They are weak. They are vulnerable. But these little bees take on a humongous predator in the most ingenious way.

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Author's Note: Be Polite With Your Books

New York Times Book Reviews - September 19, 2014 - 7:52am
The etiquette of borrowing, recommending and reshelving books.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - September 19, 2014 - 7:52am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - September 19, 2014 - 7:52am
Paperback books of particular interest.
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