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Book News & Features

Aye, Sassenach — Gabaldon's Appeal Is Timeless

Twenty years ago, Diana Gabaldon's time-travel epic Outlander shot to the top of the best-seller lists — and stayed there. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates digs into the enduring potency of Gabaldon's magic.

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What Happens When A Beijing Man Invites Women Into His Lamborghini?

The man had a hidden camera recording his chats with the women in Beijing's nightlife district. The video has struck a nerve in China's running debate over materialism and values.

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Trauma Plagues Many Immigrant Kids In U.S. Illegally

Social service agencies and nonprofits are scrambling to figure out what they need to do to help the thousands of immigrant children who have come to the U.S. in recent months.

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