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Crime In The City

Writer Plumbs 'Nature Of Evil' In Hometown's Violent, Civil Rights Past

Greg Iles sets his thrillers in the antebellum river city of Natchez, Miss. His latest book, Natchez Burning, pulls from true stories of the racial violence that gripped the state 50 years ago.

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The Two-Way

Rubio: Small Government Can Help Fix Economic Inequality

The Florida Republican, with one eye on the White House, tells NPR's Morning Edition that there's a role for government to play in opening access to higher education and job training.

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Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems

It's been tough to identify the problems that only turn up after medicines are on the market. An experimental project is now combing through data to get earlier, more accurate warnings.

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In Crowded Gaza, Civilians Have Few Places To Flee

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Rubio: Small Government Can Help Fix Economic Inequality

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To Save These Pigs, Ky. Farmer Says We Have To Eat Them

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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

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Legal Battle Looms Over Florida Congressional Districts

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