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Piece By Piece, Monks Scramble To Preserve Iraq's Christian History

NPR News - 10 hours 1 min ago

Fleeing ISIS, an order of Dominican monks had to leave much behind. But when Father Najeeb Michaeel helped the Christian community escape, he took one thing with him: a collection of manuscripts.

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In Winter, Keeping Warm With Beloved Books

NPR Arts & Culture - 10 hours 57 min ago

Critic Juan Vidal says winter is a time for turning inwards and warding off the chill with your favorite books, the ones you return to over and over again when the days get shorter and snow closes in.

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For A Taste Of Grimdark, Visit The 'Land Fit For Heroes'

NPR Arts & Culture - 10 hours 57 min ago

Richard K. Morgan's epic sword-and-planet (and alien technology) Land Fit For Heroes series is a good introduction to grimdark, a subgenre that aims to show the gritty underside of fantasy fiction.

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In 'Dear Father,' A Poet Disrupts The 'Cycle Of Pain'

NPR Arts & Culture - 11 hours 32 min ago

J. Ivy says his father grew up in pain and passed that pain on to the next generation. In his new book, he says that forgiveness is an ongoing act — and you must constantly remember to forgive again.

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Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

NPR News - 13 hours 13 min ago

A corner of the video game industry is covering the news through immersive experiences. One game transports players into the middle of the Syrian civil war.

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U.S. And India Announce New Ties On First Day Of Obama's Trip

NPR News - 14 hours 43 min ago

President Obama will be in India for three days; he is the first president to visit the country twice while in office. Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also discussed defense and climate change.

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Study Says Creativity Can Flow From Political Correctness

NPR News - January 24, 2015 - 6:14pm

There is a common belief that requiring the use of "politically correct" language in the workplace stifles creativity. Researchers decided to see if that notion held up to scrutiny.

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Study Says Creativity Can Flow From Political Correctness

NPR Health&Science - January 24, 2015 - 6:14pm

There is a common belief that requiring the use of "politically correct" language in the workplace stifles creativity. Researchers decided to see if that notion held up to scrutiny.

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'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You Got Alzheimer's?'

NPR Health&Science - January 24, 2015 - 5:37pm

Writer Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease five years ago. He describes what it was like to hear the news — and break it to his family.

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'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You've Got Alzheimer's?'

NPR News - January 24, 2015 - 5:37pm

Writer Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease five years ago. He describes what it was like to hear the news — and break it to his family.

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Museum Opens Doors, Turns Down Lights For Autistic Kids

NPR News - January 24, 2015 - 5:02pm

Loud noises, bright lights and crowded spaces can be painful for children with autism. That often means missing out on museums. Some, like Seattle's Pacific Science Center, are addressing the problem.

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Museum Opens Doors, Turns Down Lights For Autistic Kids

NPR Education - January 24, 2015 - 5:02pm

Loud noises, bright lights and crowded spaces can be painful for children with autism. That often means missing out on museums. Some, like Seattle's Pacific Science Center, are addressing the problem.

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Museum Opens Doors, Turns Down Lights For Autistic Kids

NPR Arts & Culture - January 24, 2015 - 5:02pm

Loud noises, bright lights and crowded spaces can be painful for children with autism. That often means missing out on museums. Some, like Seattle's Pacific Science Center, are addressing the problem.

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Huckabee Serves Up 'God, Guns' And A Dose Of Controversy

NPR Arts & Culture - January 24, 2015 - 5:02pm

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sees America as divided into "Bubble-ville" and "Bubba-ville," a cultural split he describes in his new book, Gods, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.

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For U.S. And Cuba, A Slow Walk To Re-Establishing Ties

NPR News - January 24, 2015 - 5:02pm

American and Cuban diplomats sat face-to-face in Havana this week for historic talks. NPR's Arun Rath talks with correspondent Carrie Kahn about the U.S. and Cuba re-establishing diplomatic ties.

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Huckabee Serves Up 'God, Guns' And A Dose Of Controversy

NPR Politics - January 24, 2015 - 5:02pm

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sees America as divided into "Bubble-ville" and "Bubba-ville," a cultural split he describes in his new book, Gods, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.

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Republicans Gather To Galvanize, Share Ideas At 'Freedom Summit'

NPR Politics - January 24, 2015 - 5:02pm

On Saturday, prominent Republicans from across the country headed to Iowa for the annual Freedom Summit, which supports "pro-growth economics, social conservatism and a strong national defense."

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Patriots' Coach: Team 'Followed Rules' On Inflation Of Footballs

NPR News - January 24, 2015 - 4:09pm

Bill Belichick says that after an exhaustive investigation he determined that temperature differences between the locker room and the field inadvertently caused the discrepancies.

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Closing Gitmo 'Going To Be Very Difficult,' Hagel Says

NPR News - January 24, 2015 - 1:22pm

The outgoing secretary of defense conceded his handling of the Guantanamo Bay detainee issue "hasn't always made me popular in some quarters."

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Closing Gitmo 'Going To Be Very Difficult,' Hagel Says

NPR Politics - January 24, 2015 - 1:22pm

The outgoing secretary of defense conceded his handling of the Guantanamo Bay detainee issue "hasn't always made me popular in some quarters."

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