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Looking For The Best Books Of 2016? NPR's Concierge Is Here To Help

NPR's annual, sortable book guide is here. And to mark the occasion, correspondent Lynn Neary talks about the year in fiction and shares a couple of her favorite new titles.

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Signed Out Of Prison But Not Signed Up For Health Insurance

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'It's (Sexy) Asian Men!' Hallelujah!

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Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The history of the attack is clear, yet the conspiracy that President Franklin D. Roosevelt allowed the attack to take place in order to draw America into the war never dies. Express/Getty Images hide caption

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No, FDR Did Not Know The Japanese Were Going To Bomb Pearl Harbor

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President-elect Donald Trump spoke last Friday with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen. In her first public comments, Tsai said Tuesday that observers should not read too much into the conversation. "I do not foresee major policy shifts in the near future," she told Western journalists. Evan Vucci, Chiang Ying-ying/AP hide caption

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