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September 22, 2014 | NPR · The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn’t approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.
 

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September 22, 2014 | NPR · Women, who make up 45 percent of the NFL’s fan base, are critical of the league’s handling of domestic abuse scandals. But some still support their teams and express sympathy for the players.
 

September 22, 2014 | NPR · In his episodic memoir, Will Boast meets the siblings he never knew while navigating family deaths and secrets. Critic Ellah Allfrey finds Epilogue conceptually ambitious, but lacking in execution.
 

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September 22, 2014 | NPR · Christina Quintanilla faced up to 50 years in prison after an anonymous hospital worker accused her of having an abortion.
 

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September 22, 2014 | NPR · India’s Mars Orbiter Mission is set to reach Mars on Wednesday, just days after a U.S. NASA probe began its orbit around the Red Planet. The difference? India did it on a much tighter budget.
 

Transmission Films
September 22, 2014 | NPR · Melissa Block talks with actress Mia Wasikowska about her new film, Tracks, which follows a woman on a long journey with only camels and a dog for company.
 

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September 22, 2014 | NPR · Donors like being part of a recovery story. It’s hard to tell that kind of story about Ebola.
 

September 21, 2014 | NPR · When award-winning poet Brian Turner served in the Army, he was following a long family tradition. His new memoir traces that history — and imagines the perspectives of the people shooting back.
 

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September 21, 2014 | NPR · John Abdallah Wambere applied for asylum in the U.S. after Uganda passed a harsh anti-gay law earlier this year. His application has now been recommended for approval, pending a background check.
 

Candlewick Press
September 21, 2014 | NPR · It’s Perfectly Normal, a 20-year-old illustrated sex-ed book for kids, is meant to teach children about sexual health, puberty and relationships. It’s one of the most banned books in America.
 

 

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News

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September 23, 2014 | NPR · The poll by Pew’s Religion & Public Life Project also shows that three-quarters of survey participants believe religion’s influence on American life is waning.
 

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September 23, 2014 | NPR · Maximus Thaler really puts his money (or at least, his morals) where his mouth is when it comes to food waste. He’s a dumpster diver. And he’s happy to share tips for foraging from trash bins safely.
 

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September 23, 2014 | NPR · The president praised the five Arab nations that joined in airstrikes against extremists in Syria and said it should be clear that there are “no safe havens” for those who threaten America.
 

Arts & Life

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September 23, 2014 | NPR · The firestorm kicked off by a New York Times analysis of TV’s most successful black female showrunner mostly highlights how some struggle to handle new voices taking over the cultural conversation.
 

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September 23, 2014 | NPR · Nine of the late writer’s works are coming out as e-books in English. Also: a survey shows (again) a lack of diversity in publishing, and Ray Bradbury’s ode-worthy gardening tool gets an asking price.
 

September 23, 2014 | NPR · Brian Morton’s Florence Gordon is about the relationship between a tough, 75-year-old feminist icon and her granddaughter. It’s self-aware, funny and full of characters that are entirely believable.
 

Music

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September 23, 2014 | NPR · In a slowly enveloping track for harp, guitar and synth, director Naomi Yang (Galaxie 500, Damon & Naomi) explores the “remnants of what has been lost and what remains.”
 

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September 23, 2014 | NPR · Jack White celebrated the release of his latest solo album, Lazaretto with this live concert, at the historic Fonda Theater in Hollywood, Calif.
 

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September 23, 2014 | NPR · The dizzy, saccharine music of the London-based record label PC Music is invested in the most addictive pop of modern history, but the label’s songs feel detached, almost cynical.
 

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