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All Things Considered for October 27, 2013

Cars lie smashed by the collapsed Interstate 5 connector a few hours after the Northridge earthquake on Jan. 17, 1994, in California. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Predicting Quakes Still Shaky, But Being Prepared Is Crucial

Predicting Quakes Still Shaky, But Being Prepared Is Crucial

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Tom Hanks stars in Captain Phillips, a film that's recently been subject to a "whisper campaign" of pre-Oscars criticism. Hopper Stone/Hopper Stone, SMPSP hide caption

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Word On The Street Is Oscars 'Whisper Campaigns' Have Begun

Word On The Street Is Oscars 'Whisper Campaigns' Have Begun

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One Way For An Indie Bookstore To Last? Put Women 'First'

One Way For An Indie Bookstore To Last? Put Women 'First'

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Lou Reed onstage in London in 1975 playing a transparent, Plexiglass guitar. Reed died Sunday. He was 71. Denis O'Regan/Getty Images hide caption

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Lou Reed, Beloved Contrarian, Dies

Lou Reed, Beloved Contrarian, Dies

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