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Not A Regular Reader? 4 Strategies To Make Reading A Habit

If you've given up on reading, for whatever reason — you feel slow, distracted or like you're not enjoying the books you tried — don't give up! These four reading strategies will help make reading a little easier and more fun.

Not A Regular Reader? 4 Strategies To Make Reading A Habit

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National Strike In France Shuts Down Cities Over Macron's Pension Reform Plans

Thousands of people march in the streets of Paris, Lyon, Marseille and other French cities, in a general strike that reflects anger both at Macron and his retirement plan.

National Strike In France Shuts Down Cities Over Macron's Pension Reform Plans

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Russian Hacking Group Evil Corp. Charged By Federal Prosecutors In Alleged Bank Fraud

Officials say Evil Corp. developed and distributed a type of malware that infected computers around the world and harvested banking credentials in order to steal some $100 million.

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This Minnesota City Has A Bird Poop Problem, But The Crow Patrol Is On It

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Rochester's fight with downtown crows and their poop intensifies each winter. Chasing them away falls to a dedicated band of city workers armed with lasers, starter pistols and crow distress calls.

This Minnesota City Has A Bird Poop Problem, But The Crow Patrol Is On It

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Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., stands in an elevator after departing a secure area of the Capitol on Dec. 3. His appearance in call logs in the Democrats' impeachment report is raising new questions about his role in the Ukraine pressure campaign at the heart of the impeachment inquiry. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Giuliani, Nunes and '-1': A Look At What The Impeachment Report Phone Records Mean

House investigators cited a series of newly disclosed telephone records that have set off new scrutiny and questions about key players in the Ukraine affair.

DoorDash's delivery restaurant in Redwood City, near San Francisco, is among an increasing number of "ghost kitchens" and menus that exist solely in smartphone apps. Shannon Bond/NPR hide caption

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Delivery Only: The Rise Of Restaurants With No Diners As Apps Take Orders

Restaurants without diners are popping up all over the place. "Ghost kitchens" and menus that exist solely in smartphone apps like DoorDash and Uber Eats seek to feed diners' appetite for delivery.

Democratic presidential candidates (L-R) Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, on stage before the start of the November Democratic Presidential Debate in Atlanta, Ga. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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#DemsSoWhite? Kamala Harris' Exit Raises Hard Questions About Race And Power

The Democratic Party faces the prospect of a debate in two weeks with only white candidates on stage. Earlier, they had the most diverse presidential candidate field in history.

Dr. Laurie Punch, a trauma surgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, is adamant that violence is a true medical problem doctors must treat in both the operating room and the community. Whitney Curtis for KHN hide caption

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Trauma Surgeon Battles Bullets In The Operating Room And The Community

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Weary of losing neighbors and patients to gunfire, St. Louis trauma surgeon Laurie Punch has a message: Gun violence is contagious, but so is healing. Doctors who teach can be part of the solution.

In one of his last talks before taking a leave of absence, Usama Canon addresses a crowd at Ta'leef Chicago's campus. Today his legacy is in jeopardy. Leila Fadel/NPR hide caption

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Navigating The Fallout Of Alleged Abuse And Betrayal In A Sacred Muslim Space

An American Muslim organization severed ties with its founder over allegations of abuse. It reignited a conversation among American Muslims about how to hold faith leaders accountable.

Navigating The Fallout Of Alleged Abuse And Betrayal In A Sacred Muslim Space

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Author Adam Minter estimates that the average U.S. thrift store is able to sell only about one-third of its inventory. In his new book, Secondhand, he finds out what happens to the other two-thirds. Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty hide caption

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'The Best Thing You Can Do Is Not Buy More Stuff,' Says 'Secondhand' Expert

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"Your average thrift store in the United States only sells about one-third of the stuff that ends up on its shelves," Adam Minter says. His book explores what happens to the things that don't sell.

'The Best Thing You Can Do Is Not Buy More Stuff,' Says 'Secondhand' Expert

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What Bestseller Lists Really Tell Us About A Book's Popularity

The Republican National Committee spent nearly $100,000 buying copies of Donald Trump Jr.'s new book. But did that money buy a spot on the New York Times bestseller list? Not exactly.

What Bestseller Lists Really Tell Us About A Book's Popularity

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Probe Gets Close To The Sun — Finds Rogue Plasma Waves And Flipping Magnetic Fields

The initial results from an ambitious mission to get a spacecraft close to the Sun are shedding new light on some old mysteries about our closest star.

Probe Gets Close To The Sun — Finds Rogue Plasma Waves And Flipping Magnetic Fields

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