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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."

First-year medical student Ngabo Nzigira gets ready to see a patient at a Kaiser Permanente facility in Sacramento. Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio hide caption

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California Experiments With Fast-Tracking Medical School

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

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NCAA President Mark Emmert answers a question at an April 6 news conference in Arlington, Texas. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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

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A rooftop view of East Baltimore, 1979. Elinor Cahn/Courtesy of Elinor Cahn Photographs, The Photography Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County hide caption

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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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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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Packages of edible insects lie on a display table at the Denver County Fair. Luke Runyon/KUNC hide caption

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

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Kate Micucci (left) and Riki Lindhome play a fictional version of their real-life joke-folk duo Garfunkel and Oates in a new scripted comedy on IFC. Darren Michaels/SMPSP/IFC hide caption

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Working And Dating In LA, Living To Sing The Tale

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