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Penguin Classics has published a 75th Anniversary presentation of the John O'Hara novel, and the libretto and lyrics of the musical. Scott talks to Thomas Mallon, who wrote the book's forward.
Jan. 9, 2016
In Mexico, the world's most wanted Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested yesterday. NPR's Carrie Kahn describes his capture.
Jan. 9, 2016
2016 so far has brought the worst first-week-of-the-year in stock market history. Fears over trouble in China caused worldwide mayhem in markets. But, the U.S. got an encouraging employment report.
Jan. 9, 2016
Transcripts that have been released under the Freedom of Information Act show personal conversations between Bill Clinton and Tony Blair. Some of the messages prove they were pretty good friends.
Jan. 9, 2016
The Mississippi River is expected to crest Sunday. Officials in low-lying New Orleans don't expect this time to be as bad as last month, but they're not taking any chances.
Jan. 9, 2016
In 1972, the country tried some novel fundraising: selling postage stamps embossed with a playable recording. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with journalist Chris May who wrote about the oddity.
Jan. 9, 2016
Joe Riley has been mayor of Charleston, S.C. for 40 years. His tenure has seen the transformation of downtown Charleston, and recently, the alleged racially-motivated murders at Emmanuel AME Church.
Jan. 9, 2016
Maine's governor made some offensive comments about black men, young white women and Maine's drug problem. He says it was a slip, but it may reveal a lot about the way many think about drugs.
Jan. 9, 2016
Read about how robots could save the Great Barrier Reef, why Americans work so much, and what art projects veterans are making to help them recover from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Jan. 9, 2016
Fans and foes want the news media to label the armed individuals who are occupying part of a national wildlife refuge. NPR is trying to describe, rather than characterize. Here's our thinking.
Jan. 9, 2016
Photographer Steve McCurry — he took the famous Afghan girl portrait for National Geographic — shares scenes from across the subcontinent in his new book.
Jan. 9, 2016
Turkey's army and Kurdish factions are battling regularly in the southeast part of the country, displacing thousands. The resumption of fighting has largely been overshadowed by regional turmoil.
Jan. 9, 2016
The animals have almost never taken well to being kept in a tank. The shark at the Okinawa aquarium refused to eat. "The shark never had to die like this," a PETA spokesman says.
Jan. 8, 2016
Eight decades ago, the steam engine was the first to reach 100 miles an hour. After years of restoration, the famous locomotive has completed a series of test runs. It will tour Britain this year.
Jan. 8, 2016
A particular email drew scrutiny into whether Clinton had directed an aide to send secure material over an unsecure fax. And more emails from controversial adviser Sidney Blumenthal surface.
Jan. 8, 2016
Why are Nigerians making a splash in Hollywood? We ask a star of the new NBC series, Shades of Blue.
Jan. 8, 2016
A Maryland-based start-up is selling imperfect and surplus fruits and vegetables via subscription. It's co-founder will try to persuade investors food waste is good business tonight on ABC.
Jan. 8, 2016
The Campbell Soup Co. has announced that it now supports a federal law requiring labeling of genetically modified ingredients. It's the first major food company to endorse such a law.
Jan. 8, 2016
This week, the race for 2016 ramps up in Iowa, a look at President Obama's push for tougher gun regulations, and a preview of his final State of the Union address.
Jan. 8, 2016
The Labor Department's latest jobs report provided reassurance that the domestic economy is on track for 2016. That was welcome news, given all of the gloomy reports coming out of China.
Jan. 8, 2016

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