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NPR Arts & Culture - May 27, 2014 - 12:00am

The summer-movie slate looks like a typically airheaded one, from Land of the Lost to the naughty new spoof Bruno. But fear not: We found a few dramas — even some foreign weepies — to help tide you over.

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Book News: Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As A Pay Raise

NPR Arts & Culture - 1 hour 8 min ago

Also: The shortlist for the 2014 Caine Prize was announced; Richard H. Hoggart, key witness in the obscenity trial of Lady Chatterley's Lover, has died.

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Book News: Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As A Pay Raise

NPR Arts & Culture - 1 hour 8 min ago

Also: The shortlist for the 2014 Caine Prize was announced; Richard H. Hoggart, key witness in the obscenity trial of Lady Chatterley's Lover, has died.

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No Breakthrough: 'Object Of Interest' Isn't From Missing Jet

NPR News - 1 hour 32 min ago

A large piece of metal was found this week along the coast of western Australia. But authorities are convinced it is not debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8.

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Mitterrand's Taste For 'Intrigue' And Contradiction

NPR Arts & Culture - 2 hours 2 min ago

Philip Short's new biography of French president Francois Mitterrand, A Taste for Intrigue, is a compelling, polished portrait of a slippery, contradictory figure who relished reinventing himself.

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Mitterrand's Taste For 'Intrigue' And Contradiction

NPR Arts & Culture - 2 hours 2 min ago

Philip Short's new biography of French president Francois Mitterrand, A Taste for Intrigue, is a compelling, polished portrait of a slippery, contradictory figure who relished reinventing himself.

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Mitterrand's Taste For 'Intrigue' And Contradiction

NPR Arts & Culture - 2 hours 2 min ago

Philip Short's new biography of French president Francois Mitterrand, A Taste for Intrigue, is a compelling, polished portrait of a slippery, contradictory figure who relished reinventing himself.

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Colleges Move To Ban Selfie Taking At Graduation Ceremonies

Morning Edition - 2 hours 4 min ago

The University of South Florida told students to think about "the dignity of the ceremony" before attempting a selfie with the university president as she hands them their diplomas.

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Amsterdam Mayor May Ban Pot In Red Light District, Court Says

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A court in the Netherlands has upheld the mayor's efforts to ban marijuana cafes in an area that permits prostitution.

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Three Americans Dead After Shooting At Kabul Hospital

NPR News - 2 hours 20 min ago

Authorities say an Afghan security guard opened fire at a hospital run by a U.S.-based Christian group. Two victims were reportedly a father and son. Another U.S. citizen is said to have been hurt.

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The Last Word In Business

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Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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U.S. Ramps Up Aid To Syrian Rebels

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The U.S. is increasing both arms and training assistance to the Syrian rebels. Advocates of the program say they hope to change the situation on the ground, others doubt it will help much.

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Obama: U.S. To Defend Japan In Territorial Disputes With China

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President Obama is in Japan for the start of his four-nation Asia visit. The trip aims to assure U.S. allies that they're not forgotten, even as China gets more bullish with its neighbors.

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Small Businesses Fight Big-Box Stores By Specializing

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As online and mega stores take up more of the retail landscape, small mom-and-pop shops are getting more specific. We examine one of the ways small stores are looking to survive and possibly thrive.

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Competition Watches As Wal-Mart Debuts Money Transfer Service

Morning Edition - 4 hours 1 min ago

Customers will be able to send and receive up to $900 at a time at more than 4,000 U.S. stores. Analysts don't think the other money transfer clients will be hurt because of their loyal customer base.

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FCC Set To Change Net Neutrality Rules

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On Thursday, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules for how broadband providers should treat the Internet traffic flowing through their networks.

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Sales Of New Homes Plunged In March

Morning Edition - 4 hours 1 min ago

The harsh, persistent winter may have been partly to blame. New home sales are at their lowest pace since last July.

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Sherpas Walk Off The Job After Deadly Avalanche

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Sixteen Sherpas died in Nepal last week after an avalanche swept them off the face of Mount Everest. While some are boycotting the climbing season, others say they can't because it's their livelihood.

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Mine Dust Rules Could Slow Production, Coal Mining Companies Say

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The Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced new regulations reducing the amount of coal dust miners can be exposed to in underground and surface mines.

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