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September 20, 2017 | NPR · Syrian troops and allied militias are locked in a race against U.S.-backed rebels for control of an oil-rich province that will give whoever governs it greater influence in the country’s civil war.
 

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September 20, 2017 | NPR · Researchers disabled a gene that they think helps determine which human embryos will develop normally. The technique they used is controversial because it could be used to change babies’ DNA.
 

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September 20, 2017 | NPR · Marla Leaf says she wasn’t speeding, but a speed camera says she was. She argues her rights were violated because Cedar Rapids delegated police powers to the private company maintaining the cameras.
 

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September 20, 2017 | FA · Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews two books that use experimental forms to tackle weighty topics. “Both of these odd new books offer something special,” she says.
 

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September 20, 2017 | FA · After more than 40 years in the business, Seinfeld revisits the clubs where he got his start. Critic David Bianculli says Jerry Before Seinfeld will make you laugh — a lot.
 

September 20, 2017 | FA · Danielle Allen’s memoir centers on her cousin Michael, who was sentenced to a long prison term for carjacking when he was 15. Three years after his release, he was found shot to death in a parked car.
 

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September 20, 2017 | NPR · We hit “play” on the Los Angeles-based singer’s entire new album while he shares the stories and inspiration behind each track. He says Aromanticism is about lovelessness as a sonic dreamscape.
 

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September 20, 2017 | WFUV-FM · The indie-rock band’s frontwoman talks life on the road, childhood guitar lessons, and hearing her band’s sophomore album in a coffee shop in this interview with WFUV.
 

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September 20, 2017 | NPR · Before her show at New York’s PUBLIC ARTS venue, the rising R&B star played a stripped-down version of the title track of her debut record for our Night Owl series.
 

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