Resident Jesie Steffes enjoys hitting up her local bookstore from time to time, and for this week’s “Citizen Report,” she shares what one recent trip to her local Barnes and Noble taught her about dating.

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October 4, 2015 | NPR · Sunday is the first day of a three-week meeting of Catholic bishops to tackle questions of marriage, divorce and homosexuality — issues that go to the heart of what it means to be a Catholic.

October 4, 2015 | NPR · Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced he will run for speaker of the House, challenging GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy to become the successor to outgoing Speaker John Boehner.

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Arts & Life

October 4, 2015 | NPR · Before his success in the NBA, Caron Butler overcame a rocky youth in the inner city. Drugs and violence nearly derailed him — but, as he writes in a new memoir, he managed a dramatic turnaround.

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Courtesy of the artist
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Important Records
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