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May 23, 2015 | NPR · In the communication that The Guardian says it received accidentally from the Bank of England, officials outlined details of the plan known as “Operation Bookend.”
 

May 23, 2015 | NPR · The recall of Takata airbags this week was the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to correspondent Sonari Glinton about how and when companies announce a recall.
 

May 22, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Robert Siegel interviews Brian Peffly about how Robert Gates called the ban on openly gay adult leaders unsustainable. Peffly’s scouting membership was revoked because he is openly gay.
 

May 22, 2015 | NPR · Venus and Serena Williams have inspired thousands of young African-Americans to learn and play tennis, and brought racial diversity to the sport. Has golf benefited in the same way from Tiger Woods?
 

May 22, 2015 | NPR · Tulsa County began recycling prescription drugs 10 years ago. More than $16 million worth of medicines have been given to the poor. Steve Inskeep talks to Linda Johnston, director of Social Services.
 

May 22, 2015 | NPR · There are hundreds of thousands of people doing stuff to your Internet experience that you may think is the work of an algorithm. They’re working from home doing tiny tasks computers can’t quite do.
 

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May 21, 2015 | KCUR · After launching a quilt company as a desperation move, Jenny Doan and her two savvy kids have shaken up an ancient industry in downtown Hamilton, Mo., thanks in part to popular folksy video tutorials.
 

May 21, 2015 | NPR · Michel Martin heads to Detroit for a live conversation with some of the creative forces fueling the Motor City’s economy. She’ll ask: What’s driving Detroit’s future now?
 

May 21, 2015 | NPR · Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates said on Thursday the group’s ban on openly gay adult leaders cannot be sustained — a move that could open the door to ending the policy.
 

May 21, 2015 | NPR · New York City authorities Thursday launched a single “day of action” to educate nail salon operators, workers and customers about labor and immigration standards following a recent New York Times report on the widespread exploitation of undocumented immigrant workers in city salons.
 

 

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May 24, 2015 | NPR · Cleveland police in riot gear made a number of arrests overnight Saturday as angry residents protested the acquittal of a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects.
 

May 23, 2015 | NPR · Workers continue to clean the coastline near Santa Barbara, where some 105,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled. Several pelicans, both dead and alive, have been found soaked in oil.
 

May 23, 2015 | NPR · Cleveland residents are on edge after a white police officer was found not guilty in the 2012 shooting deaths of an unarmed black driver and his passenger. The shooting ended a high-speed car chase.
 

Arts & Life

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May 23, 2015 | NPR · It’s Chinatown meets Mad Max in writer Paolo Bacigalupi’s new desert dystopia, filled with climate refugees, powerful state border patrols, and secret agents called water knives.
 

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May 23, 2015 | NPR · BASE jumping pioneer Carl Boenish became famous for jumping with his wife Jean in the 1970s and ’80s. Marah Strauch, director of the documentary, says “this felt like a love story to me.”
 

May 23, 2015 | NPR · In Nell Zink’s new book, Mislaid, a young woman marries her male professor. It’s 1965. She likes women; he likes men. What follows is a biting satire about gender, race and sexuality.
 

Music

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May 23, 2015 | NPR · The polymath pianist and composer has released three new albums — including a recording of his own Mass, whose writing was interrupted by a disastrous car accident.
 

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May 23, 2015 | NPR · A defense of the monumental, enduring, deceptively complex Swedish pop quartet, and the underlying emotion that has helped its hooks connect with fans for generations.
 

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May 23, 2015 | NPR · Working-class youths invented the steel drum in the 1930s by banging dents in the tops of discarded oil drums to create notes. Today, steelpan is Trinidad’s de facto national instrument.
 

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