Book News & Features
6:35 am
Sun April 13, 2014

Book Of War Photos Is 'Testament' To Slain Journalist's Work

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Movie Interviews
6:35 am
Sun April 13, 2014

Lovers' Relationship Is Online Only In 'Hank And Asha'

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Author Interviews
6:35 am
Sun April 13, 2014

Characters Try On Different Cultures In 'Other Language'

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Francesca Marciano has the rare distinction of being a celebrated writer in two languages.

FRANCESCA MARCIANO: It's almost as if by now I have two brains that are running parallel to one another. One brain writes films in Italian and the other brain seems to be writing novels in English.

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Pop Culture
6:35 am
Sun April 13, 2014

Media Should Reflect A Profane Society, Critic Says

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Author Interviews
6:35 am
Sun April 13, 2014

Book Tells Of Life As A Perennial Co-Star, Almost Famous

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Around the Nation
6:35 am
Sun April 13, 2014

Evidence Against Boston Bombing Suspect Is Plentiful

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Europe
6:35 am
Sun April 13, 2014

Armed Pro-Russian Men Hold Police Station In Eastern Ukraine

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. Special forces in Ukraine have begun what they call an anti-terror operation. They're trying to take back a city where pro-Russian protesters set up roadblocks yesterday. People have been killed on both sides. That marks a major shift in this standoff which has remained relatively peaceful for the last week. NPR's Ari Shapiro is in Kiev, and he joins me now. Ari, what happened this morning? What's the latest?

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Europe
6:35 am
Sun April 13, 2014

Putin Could Send Europe Scrambling For Energy Sources

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European Union officials held talks about the crisis in Ukraine this past week. But the focus in the meetings wasn't Russian boots on the ground, but rather Russia's threats to cut supplies of natural gas to Ukraine. This has implications for Europe, since it gets about 15 percent of its gas from Russia through Ukraine. With us now is Jonathan Stern. He's a fellow at the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies. We have him on the line from the studios of the BBC in London. Mr. Stern, thanks so much for being with us.

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Europe
6:35 am
Sun April 13, 2014

Lawmaker Says U.S. Must Go Beyond Sanctions With Russia

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Law
6:35 am
Sun April 13, 2014

Drug Courts Help Addicts Recover — But May Cost Them Their Rights

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. Twenty-five years ago, Miami-Dade County in Florida was overwhelmed with the crack cocaine epidemic. The judges there kept locking up the same addicts over and over so the county came up with a different concept to deal with them - drug courts. If you were a nonviolent drug offender, you could avoid an immediate prison sentence by going to a drug court. You'd get regular therapy and drug testing. A judge watched your progress, and if you relapsed, well, then you could go to jail.

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