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LAPD Says It Will Investigate Abuse Claim Against Cosby

NPR Top Stories - December 6, 2014 - 9:22am

Judy Huth, the latest accuser of the 77-year-old comedian, says Cosby drugged and raped her in 1974 when she was only 15. Cosby's lawyer has called the claim "absolutely false."

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Four Lessons From The Media's Conflicted Coverage of Race

NPR Top Stories - December 6, 2014 - 8:38am

After grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans notes media missteps in discussing race.

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American Hostage Killed During Rescue Attempt In Yemen

NPR Top Stories - December 6, 2014 - 8:27am

American photojournalist Luke Somers was killed during a rescue attempt by U.S. special forces. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Sean Carberry in Afghanistan about what happened.

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Tech Week: Online Threats, N. Korean Threats And RIP Clip Art

NPR Top Stories - December 6, 2014 - 7:08am

In this week's roundup of tech headlines, Microsoft bids adieu to the clip art we came to love and the High Court considers how to handle online threats.

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Key Al-Qaida Leader Reportedly Killed In Pakistani Raid

NPR Top Stories - December 6, 2014 - 6:53am

Adnan Shukrijumah, who allegedly planned bombings in London and New York and served as the head of al-Qaida's external operations, was killed by troops near the Afghan border, Islamabad says.

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Hagel: 10,800 Troops To Stay In Afghanistan After Dec. 31

NPR Top Stories - December 6, 2014 - 5:35am

The secretary of defense says an additional 1,000 troops will remain to support a NATO training program.

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Q&A: J is for Jihad

NPR Top Stories - December 6, 2014 - 5:03am

A new book argues that education aid, when done badly, can bring the opposite of peace.

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Pro Athletes Show Support For Ferguson Protesters

NPR Top Stories - December 6, 2014 - 4:47am

After a rough start, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are winning. ESPN.com's Howard Bryant tells NPR's Scott Simon that off the court, James has been outspoken on political issues.

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NASA's Orion Capsule Looks And Acts Like Apollo

NPR Top Stories - December 6, 2014 - 4:47am

With the launch of a new NASA spacecraft and a probe nearing Pluto, it's been a busy week in space. NPR science correspondent Geoff Brumfiel tells NPR's Scott Simon what's going on up there.

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Thousands Flee As Typhoon Menaces The Philippines

NPR Top Stories - December 6, 2014 - 4:47am

A powerful cyclone is tracking its way to the Philippines. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from reporter Aurora Almendral, in Manila.

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Remembering Rodney King, Southern Calif. Watches Ferguson, NY

NPR Top Stories - December 6, 2014 - 4:47am

LA's Leimert Park neighborhood saw riots after the Rodney King verdict. Nearby in the Simi Valley, where many in law enforcement live, residents see the recent shootings from their own perspective.

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A Spanish 'Rent' Marks Return Of Broadway Musicals To Havana

NPR Top Stories - December 6, 2014 - 4:47am

A half-century after such shows were banned by the Castro government, rehearsals are underway for a Spanish-language production of the rock musical Rent.

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Obama Appointees Could Become Targets For GOP Ire

NPR Top Stories - December 6, 2014 - 4:47am

Two nominees to President Obama's cabinet await Senate confirmation hearings. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about their prospects.

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'Rolling Stone' Says Trust In Rape Accuser 'Was Misplaced'

NPR Top Stories - December 6, 2014 - 4:47am

Rolling Stone says it should have tried harder to verify the story of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. Editors now say they didn't talk to the men who were accused.

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NOLA Police Hope Body Cameras Provide Important Evidence

NPR Top Stories - December 6, 2014 - 4:47am

Police officers in New Orleans started wearing cameras this spring. Independent police monitor Susan Hutson tells NPR's Scott Simon how the NOPD's camera implementation is going.

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New Collections From The New Republic, The Baffler and Others

Book Reviews - December 5, 2014 - 6:41pm
Collections of writing from The New Republic, The Baffler, The Believer and n+1.






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Norman Lear’s ‘Even This I Get to Experience’

Book Reviews - December 5, 2014 - 1:58pm
An autobiography by Norman Lear, the creator of “Maude,” “All in the Family” and many other TV series.






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Open Book: Bumper Crop

Book Reviews - December 5, 2014 - 1:45pm
The 100 Notable Books of 2014 include women expanding the possibilities of nonfiction and 10 debut fiction writers.






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Comics

Book Reviews - December 5, 2014 - 1:06pm
“Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream,” “The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil,” and more.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: 10 Best Books of 2014

Book Reviews - December 5, 2014 - 12:33pm
Editors from the Book Review discuss selecting the year’s best books.






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