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Crime In The City

Mystery Writer Evokes The Sights, Sound And Grime Of 1970s New York

Lawrence Block published the first book of his Matthew Scudder mystery series in 1976. He says when it came to crime fiction inspiration, "the city never failed me. It always provided something."

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Working And Dating In L.A., Living To Sing The Tale

Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome make up the comedy-folk duo Garfunkel and Oates, whose simple, saucy songs about love and life as 30-something women have made their way to a scripted comedy on IFC.

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Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead

Take two kids, the same age, who grew up in the same city. Which one is more likely to go to jail ... or college?

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California Experiments With Fast-Tracking Medical School

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That's What I Am Talking About Pete Rock & Rell
We Roll Pete Rock, Jim Jones et. al.

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NCAA Vote Could Boost Student-Athletes' Benefits, Big Schools' Power

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Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead

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Estela de Carlotto (center), head of the Argentine human rights organization that seeks to reunite babies stolen decades ago with their biological relatives, announced on Monday she had located her 36-year-old grandson. Martin Zabala/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Grandmother Finds Grandson, Abducted In Argentina's Dirty War

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Biblical Violence Hella
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Stefan Daniel is a 51-year-old German clinical psychologist with multiple sclerosis. He has decided that he will end his life, by taking a barbiturate while sitting in his own living room, when he can no longer see or speak. Esme Nicholson for NPR hide caption

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When And How To Die: Germany Debates Whose Choice It Is

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Soar Away Dave Douglas & Uri Caine

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Will Americans Buy Bug Snacks? Maybe ... If They're Funny And Cute

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Working And Dating In LA, Living To Sing The Tale

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