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'13 Men,' No Clear Answers: Digging Into An Indian Gang Rape Case

Last year, a woman in rural India said that she'd been gang raped on the orders of her tribal council. Journalist Sonia Faleiro traveled to her village and found competing narratives and few facts.
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Author: Kids Need Abundant Connection With Nature

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Scott Sampson about his book, How to Raise a Wild Child, a field guide for getting kids in touch with nature in a tech-centered world.
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After Students Went To Wage Jihad, Teacher Highlights Youth Radicalization

A German-Syrian religious studies teacher was shocked when she heard that five of her former students had left Germany to join jihadist groups in Syria. "It felt like a personal defeat," she says.
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Thanks To Chance (And Craigslist), A Writer Becomes A Carpenter

Writer Nina MacLaughlin hit her low point producing a listicle of the world's 100 Unsexiest Men. Six years and a lucky Craigslist ad later, she's a carpenter and author of the new memoir Hammer Head.
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Not My Job: Richard Price (aka Harry Brandt) Gets Quizzed On Pseudonyms

For his latest book, The Whites, novelist Richard Price decided to use a pen name. In retrospect, he wishes he hadn't.
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'Lost Child' Author Caryl Phillips: 'I Needed To Know Where I Came From'

"A part of me was beneath the surface and I had to discover it if I wanted to write with any clarity about myself," says Phillips. His novel The Lost Child brings Wuthering Heights into modern times.
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'Hausfrau' Strips Down Its Modern-Day Madame Bovary

Debut novelist Jill Alexander Essbaum's heroine is a deeply unhappy married woman who seeks solace in sexual encounters. Essbaum says it's through those encounters that "we see where she's busted."
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In 'Redeployment,' Former Marine Explores The Challenges Of Coming Home

Phil Klay served in Iraq from January 2007 to February 2008. He recently won a National Book Critics Circle award for his collection of short stories. Originally broadcast Nov. 25, 2014.
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How A 1970s Fashion Faceoff Put American Designers In The Spotlight

In The Battle of Versailles, Robin Givhan tells the story of the groundbreaking runway show that pitched French couture designers against American up-and-comers.
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25 Years After Art Heist, Empty Frames Still Hang In Boston's Gardner Museum

On March 18, 1990, robbers stole $500 million in art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Author Stephen Kurkjian explains why anyone would bother to steal work so priceless it couldn't be sold.

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