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Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro Once Wrote A Screenplay About Eating A Ghost

October 15, 2017 - 1:39pm

Written in the '80s, The Gourmet is an absurdist satire exploring the politics of food and the hedonistic culture of consumerism that treats it as a recreational drug. It's still strikingly relevant.

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Already A Historic Storm, Weakening Ophelia Draws A Bead On British Isles

October 15, 2017 - 11:37am

The Category 1 hurricane is expected to weaken further before arriving in Ireland on Monday. As a Category 3 storm Saturday, it reached farther east in the Atlantic than any major hurricane on record.

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Vice Presidents Enter Fray In Final Weeks Of Virginia's Governor Race

October 15, 2017 - 10:55am

Vice President Mike Pence and former Vice President Joe Biden attempt to sway Virginia voters in governor's race, which is widely expected to be an early indication of 2018 mid-terms elections.

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Bombing In Somalia Kills Hundreds; Death Toll Expected To Rise

October 15, 2017 - 6:09am

At least 230 people were killed and hundreds more were injured Saturday in an attack in Mogadishu.

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More Destructive, Expensive, Dangerous: What's Ramping Up Wildfires?

October 15, 2017 - 4:02am

The author of Megafire: The Race To Extinguish A Deadly Epidemic Of Flame, says a wet spring counterintuitively is feeding Western wildfires this year — and dangerous dry winds haven't peaked yet.

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For Every President Since Reagan, Immigration Has Been One More Minefield

October 15, 2017 - 4:02am

After nine months in office, President Trump has found the many issues of immigration more vexing than he may have imagined — something Trump has in common with a long line of predecessors.

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Austrian Voters Expected To Elect Sebastian Kurz As New Chancellor

October 15, 2017 - 4:02am

The 31-year-old conservative foreign minister has moved his party sharply to the right on issues like immigration and Islam. He is widely expected to become Austria's chancellor after Sunday's vote.

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As Trump Moves To Renegotiate NAFTA, U.S. Farmers Are Hopeful But Nervous

October 15, 2017 - 4:02am

Farmers say exports are a crucial part of their business and they're warily watching as the Trump administration pushes to remake the long-standing trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.

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Ireland, Post-Brexit: 1 Island, 2 Economies, Dozens Of Smuggling Routes

October 15, 2017 - 4:02am

Farmers and manufacturers on both sides of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland fear that Brexit could bring a return of tariffs that could damage their businesses.

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When You Want To Give, Here's How To Vet Your Options

October 15, 2017 - 4:02am

What can I do to help disaster victims? How can my donations have the most impact? Philanthropy expert Una Osili answers questions from NPR listeners about charitable giving.

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In A Busy Week, Trump Tests The 'You Break It, You Own It' Rule

October 15, 2017 - 4:02am

President Trump cut cost-sharing subsidies to health insurers and stepped back from the Iran nuclear deal last week. He did both with tools he decried when used by President Obama: Executive actions.

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Author Says Gossip Helps Protect Women From Workplace Predators

October 15, 2017 - 4:02am

The revelations about Harvey Weinstein were explosive, but for many in Hollywood, they weren't a surprise. Buzzfeed's Helen Peterson compares rumors about the producer to oxygen in the industry's air.

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For Only 2nd Time, Motion Picture Academy Boots A Member: Harvey Weinstein

October 15, 2017 - 4:02am

The move is tantamount to expulsion from Hollywood. It's the result of a stunning series of sexual harassment and assault accusations against the Oscar-laden movie producer.

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Canadian Man Details Horrors Family Endured In Years Held By Haqqani Network

October 15, 2017 - 4:02am

Canadian Joshua Boyle and his American wife Caitlin Coleman were captured by the terrorist group in 2012. This past week they and their children were freed, and face a tough reentry into society.

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On Iran, Health Care And Environment, Trump Turns To Executive Actions

October 15, 2017 - 4:02am

Last week was heavy on White House executive actions. Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, says that with ineffective congressional leadership, it's the president's best option.

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As She Evacuated Patients From The Hospital, Her Home Burned

October 15, 2017 - 4:02am

On extremely short notice, two hospitals had to evacuate all their patients as wildfires spread rapidly through Santa Rosa, Calif., last Sunday and Monday. One nurse on duty tells her story.

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'Quackery' Chronicles How Our Love Of Miracle Cures Leads Us Astray

October 15, 2017 - 4:02am

Tobacco enemas? Mercury pills? Ice pick lobotomies? A new book explains how throughout history, miracle "cures" often didn't just fail to improve people's health, they maimed and killed.

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The Russia Investigations: Facebook Makes Nice, Imbroglio Sucks In More Tech Firms

October 15, 2017 - 3:00am

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg launches a goodwill tour in D.C., more big tech companies are pulled into the imbroglio and the White House weighs its Muller strategy.

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Bannon: 'It's A Season Of War Against The GOP Establishment'

October 14, 2017 - 1:05pm

Bannon's speech at the Values Voter Summit wasn't overtly religious but he opened by reading from the Bible to make his case that the time was ripe for the type of crusade he wants to wage.

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Harvey Weinstein Expelled From The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences

October 14, 2017 - 12:24pm

The film academy's 54-member board of governors, including Oscar-winning actors Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Hanks, voted to strip the legendary producer of his membership.

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