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How Personal Should A Personal Assistant Get? Google And Apple Disagree

NPR Top Stories - July 3, 2015 - 1:03am

When you're buying a smartphone, chances are you don't dig too deeply into the personal assistant. Google aims to change that — and in the process, it's testing our appetite for privacy in a big way.

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REELZ TV Network Will Air Miss USA Pageant

NPR Top Stories - July 2, 2015 - 4:30pm

After two TV networks, Univision and NBC, dropped broadcasts of Miss USA and Miss Universe – pageants which Trump co-owns – a different network will broadcast the programming, according to The AP

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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - July 2, 2015 - 6:21am
Holly Madison, the former Playboy Playmate whose tell-all memoir is No. 2 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has said, “I don’t want negative, toxic people in my life anymore.”









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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - July 2, 2015 - 6:19am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - July 2, 2015 - 6:15am
Paperback books of particular interest.









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The Shortlist: Americana

New York Times Book Reviews - July 2, 2015 - 5:59am
New books about a master swindler, a murder in 1889 Chicago and more.









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Crime: The Sleuth Next Door

New York Times Book Reviews - July 2, 2015 - 5:45am
In Leah Stewart’s “The New Neighbor,” two women are guarding secrets and can’t afford to make friends.









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‘Independence Lost,’ by Kathleen DuVal

New York Times Book Reviews - July 2, 2015 - 5:44am
The American Revolution was also fought on the Gulf Coast.









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‘Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham,’ by Emily Bingham

New York Times Book Reviews - July 2, 2015 - 5:44am
The Jazz Age figure Henrietta Bingham charmed the British.









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Etgar Keret’s ‘The Seven Good Years: A Memoir’

New York Times Book Reviews - July 2, 2015 - 5:43am
An Israeli writer describes a parent’s daily life in a combat zone.









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Joseph Luzzi’s ‘In a Dark Wood’

New York Times Book Reviews - July 2, 2015 - 5:43am
Joseph Luzzi turned to Dante to come to terms with grief after his wife’s death.









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‘The Body Where I Was Born,’ by Guadalupe Nettel

New York Times Book Reviews - July 2, 2015 - 5:43am
A woman’s harrowing girlhood, as told to her analyst.









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‘A Lady of Good Family,’ by Jeanne Mackin

New York Times Book Reviews - July 2, 2015 - 5:43am
A novel follows the Grand Tour of a landscape-design pioneer.









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Nathaniel Popper’s ‘Digital Gold’ Looks at Bitcoin

New York Times Book Reviews - July 2, 2015 - 5:42am
A journalist profiles the developers and devotees who have aided the rise of cybercurrency.









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‘Life #6,’ by Diana Wagman

New York Times Book Reviews - July 2, 2015 - 5:42am
Facing cancer, this novel’s heroine considers life, death and a long-ago nearly fatal voyage.









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‘Valley Fever,’ by Katherine Taylor

New York Times Book Reviews - July 2, 2015 - 5:41am
A young woman reluctantly returns to her parents’ California farm to nurse a case of heartache.









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Open Book: Search Results

New York Times Book Reviews - July 2, 2015 - 5:41am
Douglas Coupland’s “Search” compiles the most common search queries on Google for a thousand words and phrases.









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‘Joan of Arc: A History,’ by Helen Castor

New York Times Book Reviews - July 2, 2015 - 5:22am
Helen Castor frames Joan of Arc’s story within the political and religious turmoil of 15th-century France.









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‘Book of Numbers,’ by Joshua Cohen

New York Times Book Reviews - July 2, 2015 - 5:22am
A failed novelist is tasked with producing a tech mogul’s memoirs.









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‘The Truth and Other Lies,’ by Sascha Arango

New York Times Book Reviews - July 2, 2015 - 5:22am
A best-selling author schemes to conceal his role in murder and literary fraud.









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