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Crime Novelist Elmore Leonard Dies At 87

Elmore Leonard was a prolific writer, and was often referred to as the "Dickens of Detroit." The legendary crime writer published 46 novels, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. Several of his novels were made into popular movie and TV adaptations.
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Museum Raises Money To Save 'Rosie The Riveter' Plant

A Michigan aviation museum has until Oct. 1 to save a historic factory from the wrecking ball. The Yankee Air Museum still needs to raise more than $3 million to rebuild part of the huge Willow Run bomber plant, where Rosie the Riveter worked during World War II. (This piece initially aired on Aug, 4. 2013, on All Things Considered)
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Britain Tried To Stop NSA Material From Being Published

Britain's The Guardian was one of the newspapers that first published classified material from the NSA leaked by former contractor Edward Snowden. The controversy over the leaks took a new turn when the partner of the reporter who helped break the story was detained at London's Heathrow Airport.
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NSA Phone Records Revive Debate Over Supreme Court Case

The government says phone and email traffic is not protected by the Fourth Amendment, and does not require a court warrant to search. The logic is based on a 1978 case that has been hauled out regularly to justify acquisition of third-party information. But does that logic apply to bulk collection of the sort that's at the heart of the debate over NSA surveillance?
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Kodak Reinvents Itself As Judge Approves Bankruptcy Exit

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Allan Gropper has approved Kodak's plan to emerge from court oversight. That paves the way for it to be a much smaller company focused on commercial and packaging printing.
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Young Farmers Break The Bank Before They Get To The Field

Young people are interested to get involved with both the local food movement and more conventional forms of agriculture. But many of them are finding their options limited. Ranch and farmland across the plains is going for several thousand dollars an acre, keeping many aspiring farmers out of the market.
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With An Urban Facelift, Vintage Bike Polo Picks Up Speed

Several vintage sports have seen resurgence among young people lately: roller derby, kickball and even bocce ball. But one century-old sport hasn't just found new fans; it's getting an urban facelift.
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Why Millennials Are Ditching Cars And Redefining Ownership

The Internet and file sharing have transformed how young people think about possessing music, art, books — even cars. As the millennial generation questions ownership of nearly any possession, they are opting instead to spend money on experiences. And car companies are left scratching their heads.
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Tennis Fans: A Stadium Roof Is Coming. So Is Regis Philbin

The centerpiece of Fox's new all-sports network is a talk show hosted by Regis Philbin, who says his credentials for the job are that he's a fan. Poor Fox. Poor Regis Philbin. This is no way to start a sports network.
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At 1963 March, A Face In The Crowd Became A Poster Child

When she was just 12, Edith Lee-Payne's face was immortalized in an iconic photo from the March on Washington. Decades would pass before Payne learned that her image has been used as part of documentaries, books, calendars and exhibits about the history of the civil rights movement.

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