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'Dreadful Young Ladies And Other Stories' From A Self-Proclaimed 'Strange Woman'

NPR Books - February 18, 2018 - 5:07am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Newbery Medal winner Kelly Barnhill about Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories, her new collection of dark, whimsical fantasies.

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For These Unhappy Campers, Trauma Blights Their Lives 'Forevermore'

NPR Books - February 18, 2018 - 4:00am

Kim Fu's new novel about a sleepaway camp sojourn that turns shattering for five young girls. But though the troubles seem tame — thirst and a lack of gummi bears — the horror comes later.

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Snow-Making For Skiing During Warm Winters Comes With Environmental Cost

NPR Top Stories - February 17, 2018 - 2:21pm

Professional skiers and resorts in Aspen face a problem this season: deal with patches of dirt caused by warmer temperatures or make the climate worse by making and moving artificial snow.

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In 'Down The River,' Walter Mosley Latest Detective Novel Deals With Dualities

NPR Books - February 17, 2018 - 2:21pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks with prolific detective novelist Walter Mosley about his book, Down The River Unto The Sea, which takes on real world issues of policing, activism and criminal justice.

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McMaster Says Evidence of Russia Interference 'Incontrovertible'

NPR Top Stories - February 17, 2018 - 1:16pm

The national security adviser broke with what has been President Trump's script about the F.B.I. investigation into Russian interference in the election.

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13 Die After Helicopter Surveying Earthquake Damage Crashes In Mexico

NPR Top Stories - February 17, 2018 - 10:32am

No deaths had been reported as a direct consequence of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck central and southern Mexico earlier Friday.

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