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For Banks 'Too Big To Jail,' Prosecutors Count On A Promise To Behave

A conviction can be fatal for a big company. So in some cases prosecutors have been holding off on punishing firms that have broken the law. In return, the companies vow to clean up their act.
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'Cheated' Out Of An Education: Book Replays UNC's Student-Athlete Scandal

Authors Jay Smith and Mary Willingham explain how the school steered athletes to pass-through courses in order to keep players eligible.
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Former Orca Trainer For SeaWorld Condemns Its Practices

John Hargrove says he left SeaWorld after seeing "devastating effects of captivity" on orcas. His new book is Beneath The Surface. SeaWorld disputes such claims and says it treats whales with respect.

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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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400 Years Later, Spain May Have Found 'Don Quixote' Author's Grave

Archaeologists in Madrid may have discovered the long-lost remains of Miguel de Cervantes. NPR's Scott Simon asks whether or not the bones are his, and if they'll attract tourists to the site.
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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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