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Who Was Joe Gould, And Did He Really Write The World's Longest Book?

Years ago, two New Yorker articles told the story of a Harvard dropout who claimed to be writing the longest book ever. Did he succeed? In Joe Gould's Teeth, Jill Lepore tries to answer that question.

Protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in Minneapolis where three young Somali-Americans are on trial for allegedly planning to go to Syria to join the Islamic State. The demonstrators say the FBI and local law enforcement is targeting and entrapping Somali-Americans in terrorism cases. Six men have already pleaded guilty. Dina Temple-Raston / NPR hide caption

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He Was Caught Trying To Join ISIS, Now He's In Jihadi Rehab

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The Le Bourdon family and friends spend the evening in the Paris park of Buttes Chaumont. The city plans to leave many of its parks, including the largest ones, open all night this summer, a move supported by Parisians. Eleanor Beardsley / NPR hide caption

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Paris Extends Summer Nights By Keeping Parks Open After Sunset

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Goodnight Manatee Anger/Marshall Band
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Memory Hole Bobby Previte

W. H. Richards and A.H. Reffell built Eric in 1928. The Science Museum estimates it will take expert roboticist Giles Walker three months to reconstruct him. Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images hide caption

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London Museum Hopes To Reboot Eric, Britain's First Robot

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Naked Robot [*] The Alan Parsons Project
Disfarmer Theme Bill Frisell
Fields of Rhythm Gerry O'Connor
Hope for Junior Granelli, J. A. & Mr. Lucky
In Walked Monk Guido Basso & Turner, Dave
Transcendence Thievery Corporation
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Revelation Joe Satriani
Roy Haynes Charlie Watts & Jim Keltner
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Sister Let Them Try and Follow Dirty Three
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Field Raiders Trey Gunn
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Elmer's Revenge Steve Kimock

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New York Aims To Become The Next State To Toss The Tampon Tax

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Soft Shoulder Kaki King
RĂªve Pour Louis Brad Shepik

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