Rachel Barenbaum's 'A Bend In The Stars' Tells A Tale Of Injustice And Romance

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Barenbaum says she was inspired by the story of Albert Einstein's race to prove his theory of relativity. The novel digs into questions of philosophy, time, and whether rules are meant to be broken.

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China's Luckin Coffee Tries To Conquer A Nation Of Tea Drinkers

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In less than two years, the Chinese brand has opened 2,300 stores — second in China only to Starbucks. The company went public on Nasdaq on Friday. And it's losing millions.

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Meet Quinn Christopherson, Winner Of The 2019 Tiny Desk Contest

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Hailing from Anchorage, Alaska, Christopherson is a thoughtful songwriter with a powerful sense of perspective.

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Unsealed Documents Reveal New Details On Michael Flynn's Cooperation With Mueller

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More details have emerged about the extent of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's cooperation with Robert Mueller during the Russia investigation.

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Busy Philipps' #YouKnowMe Protest Prompts Thousands Of Emotional Abortion Stories

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Actress Busy Philipps is protesting anti-abortion bills by urging women to tell their stories on social media with #YouKnowMe. She discussed her own abortion on her late night show Busy Tonight.

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College Board To Give Students 'Adversity Score' Based On Social And Economic Factors

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The College Board has begun using what it calls an Environmental Context Dashboard to provide colleges with more information about the social and economic background of students who take the SAT.

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Former NRA Staff Outraged Over Allegations Of CEO's Financial Misconduct

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Leaked documents about National Rifle Association's CEO Wayne LaPierre's excessive spending on travel and clothing has outraged former staff of the gun rights organization.

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Former U.S. National Security Spokesman Says Trump Is Taking Precautions With Iran

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Michael Anton, former National Security spokesman for the Trump Administration, about Iran and the potential for war.

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Human Rights Activist Iyad El-Baghdadi Says U.S. Warned Of Saudi Arabia Threat

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Iyad el-Baghdadi, pro-democracy Arab activist and Saudi critic, about the CIA warning Norwegian officials that he faced a threat from Saudi Arabia.

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Jeff Koons 'Rabbit' Sets Record For Most Expensive Work By Living Artist

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A 3-foot-tall silver bunny, created by Jeff Koons in 1986, sold at an auction for $91 million Wednesday night at Christie's in New York City, making Koons the world's most expensive living artist.

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'Jeopardy!' Record Breaker James Holzhauer Challenged To Happy Birthday Uncle-Off

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James Holzhauer is destroying records on Jeopardy. He's also dominating a battle with Kenny Malone of NPR's Planet Money podcast.

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Smartphone App And Paper Funnel Could Help Diagnose Ear Infections

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Researchers have developed a smartphone app that can help diagnose an ear infection. Parents will be able to use it at home, pending further tests and Food and Drug Administration approval.

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Trump Announces New Immigration Plan

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President Trump spoke from the White House on Thursday to lay out a sweeping new immigration plan that would boost border security and change who gets to immigrate to the United States.

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Trump Wants More Merit-Based Immigration With New Proposal

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President Trump announced an immigration proposal Thursday focused on reducing family-based immigration to the U.S. in favor of employment skill-based immigration.

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Trump's New Immigration Proposal Lacks Support From Key Congress Members

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President Trump delivered a speech Thursday outlining a new immigration plan. The proposal focuses on changing the legal immigration system but lacks support from key Republicans and Democrats in Congress.

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