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A Town Divided Over The Next Chapter Of An Iconic Harper Lee Book

There's plenty of speculation about whether the octogenarian author really intended to release the manuscript, discovered by her lawyer last year.

Travon Addison sits at the house he grew up in, bought by his great-grandmother, he thinks, in 1920. His family members had to abandon the home 15 years ago because they couldn't afford to fix it. Nurith Aizenman/NPR hide caption

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'Baltimore For Real': A Tour Through Troubled Sandtown

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U.S. Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft arrive Sunday at the Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. Niranjan Shrestha/AP hide caption

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U.S. Marines Arrive In Nepal To Distribute Earthquake Assistance

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Much of the Netherlands is below sea level, including Amsterdam. Urgenda argues that any rise in the sea level could have a huge impact on the country. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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A Novel Dutch Lawsuit Demands Government Cut Carbon Emissions

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Bob Skierski at the beach in Avalon, N.J., just hours before he fell ill and went to the hospital. He never went home. Courtesy of Jennifer Rodgers hide caption

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Sepsis, A Wily Killer, Stymies Doctors' Efforts To Tame It

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A Town Divided Over The Next Chapter Of An Iconic Harper Lee Book

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Can candidates courting billionaires count as corruption, even if there are no explicit strings attached? Some activists see the campaign contributions of the super-rich as a problem, regardless of whether "quid pro quo" deals are made. Here, activists protest the political influence of the wealthy Koch Brothers near David Koch's Manhattan apartment on June 5, 2014. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Beyond Quid Pro Quo: What Counts As Political Corruption?

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