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BREAKING: British Burn Washington ... 2 Centuries Ago

Two hundred years ago this week, invading British troops destroyed the White House and the U.S. Capitol. NPR wasn't there, but if we were, our coverage might have sounded something like this ...

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How To Sell Diverse Books: A Bookstore Owner's Advice

It's not news that the publishing world isn't very diverse. But over on the other side of the industry, how do owners of neighborhood bookstores try to sell books for or about people of color?

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European Fighters Take On More Prominent Roles In The Islamic State

The hunt is on to identify the man in the James Foley execution video who speaks with a British accent. An estimated 2,000 Europeans have left home to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

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Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson?

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European Fighters Take On More Prominent Roles In The Islamic State

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Why Ebola Is Making It Harder To Provide Good Health Care

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Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest

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