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"It seems to me the book has not just aesthetic values-- the charming little clothy box of the thing, the smell of the glue, even the print, which has its own beauty. But there's something about the sensation of ink on paper that is in some sense a thing, a phenomenon rather than an epiphenomenon. I can't break the association of electric trash with the computer screen. Words on the screen give the sense of being just another passing electronic wriggle."

—John Hoyer Updike (b. 1932) American writer, Rabbit, Run, Rabbit at Rest

 

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Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:59:00 -0400 
    Tuesday is the deadline to begin what many call the largest U.S. mass tax foreclosure. With the city counting on tax revenue, the owners behind on payments may be forced out of their homes.


Fear Of The Black Man: How Racial Bias Could Affect Crime, Labor Rates 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:38:28 -0400 
    NPR's Michel Martin speaks with professors Phillip Atiba Goff of UCLA and Harry Holzer of Georgetown University about how fears of African-American men are manifested in the criminal justice system.


California's Death Row, The Nation's Largest, Runs Out Of Room 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:34:00 -0400 
    The death-row population in the state is growing because no one has been put to death in nearly a decade. Gov. Jerry Brown is asking for more money to open 100 more cells.


Though Most Americans Are Wired, Seniors Lack Internet Access In U.S. 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:46:45 -0400 
    While the U.S. is pretty well connected, there are still 20 million people who aren't online. Lee Rainie of Pew Research describes who they are and why that matters.


Iran Talks Shed Light On Nuclear Tensions Between India, Pakistan 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:46:45 -0400 
    NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Frank O'Donnell, a doctoral candidate at King's College London, about how nuclear powers India and Pakistan manage their bilateral relationship.


Prosecution Rests Case Against Admitted Boston Marathon Bomber 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:46:00 -0400 
    Federal prosecutors rested their case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Monday. Medical examiners revealed the autopsy results of an 8-year-old boy who was the youngest person killed in the bombing.


Controversy Continues Over Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:46:00 -0400 
    Fallout continues over whether Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act sanctions discrimination. People on both sides point out that such laws are not new, but the controversy over them is.


GNC Announces New Policy After Facing Scrutiny Over Mislabeled Products 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:46:00 -0400 
    After a probe by the New York Attorney General's office, GNC has announced major new testing and quality control procedures.


To Catch Up On Unsolved Murders, Detroit Detectives Mine Cold Cases 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:46:00 -0400 
    Criminologists say the country's poor homicide clearance rate could be improved if police departments put more effort into solving murders.


Jon Stewart's Replacement Is Unlikely Choice For 'The Daily Show' 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:46:00 -0400 
    "The Daily Show" replaces departing host Jon Stewart with South African comedian Trevor Noah. He is a relatively unknown comedian and an unlikely choice for the program.


Iranian Nuclear Talks Continue As Preliminary Deadline Looms 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:46:00 -0400 
    NPR's Audie Cornish learns the latest in the nuclear talks with Iran and six world powers taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland. Their deadline to reach a preliminary agreement is midnight Tuesday.


Money Rules: Candidates Go Around The Law, As Cash Records To Be Smashed 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:44:00 -0400 
    More money is expected to be raised and spent in 2016 than in any election in U.S. history. But, as candidates ditch old ways of campaigning, more of it is expected to be undisclosed and untraceable.


Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:41:14 -0400 
    More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we'd all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.


Judy Woodruff Recalls Assassination Attempt On President Reagan 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:28:00 -0400 
    John Hinckley Jr. tried to kill President Reagan on March 30, 1981. Reporter Judy Woodruff, then with NBC News, was there.


Revolving Door Of Teachers Costs Schools Billions Every Year 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:10:00 -0400 
    The constant churn affects schools' ability to provide all students with skilled teachers. But professor Richard Ingersoll says schools can fix this without spending a dime.
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National News From NPR
Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:59:00 -0400
Fear Of The Black Man: How Racial Bias Could Affect Crime, Labor Rates  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:38:28 -0400
California's Death Row, The Nation's Largest, Runs Out Of Room  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:34:00 -0400
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