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5:17pm

Thu June 18, 2015
The Two-Way

The Victims: 9 Were Slain At Charleston's Emanuel AME Church

Originally published on Sat June 20, 2015 7:44 pm

Charleston residents visit a makeshift memorial for victims of Wednesday's mass shooting at the Emanuel AME Church on Calhoun Steet in Charleston, S.C.
Randall Hill Reuters /Landov

The nine people who were killed in a mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday have been identified by the authorities.

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5:27pm

Sun June 14, 2015
Author Interviews

'You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up': Inside The Lives Of The 'China Rich'

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 12:06 pm

Lydia Thompson NPR

In his 2014 novel Crazy Rich Asians, author Kevin Kwan took readers to Singapore and into the lives of Asia's elite, who live in a world of opulence so extreme, it's absurd.

The novel became an international best-seller, with a movie in the works.

Now those Crazy Rich Asians are back as a mix of old and new characters in Kwan's new novel, China Rich Girlfriend.

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5:14pm

Sun June 14, 2015
Health

'Man With The Golden Arm' Donates Blood That Has Saved 2 Million Babies

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 10:20 am

James Harrison was recognized in 2003 with the Guinness World Record for the most blood donated by one person.
DAVID GRAY Reuters /Landov

When James Harrison was 14, he got really sick. One of his lungs had to be removed, and he needed a lot of blood.

"I was in the hospital for three months and I had 100 stitches," he recalls.

After receiving 13 units — almost 2 gallons — of donated blood, Harrison knew right away that he wanted to give back.

"I was always looking forward to donating, right from the operation, because I don't know how many people it took to save my life," he says. "I never met them, didn't know them."

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4:51pm

Sat June 13, 2015
Author Interviews

'Seven Good Years' Between The Birth Of A Son, Death Of A Father

Originally published on Sat June 13, 2015 5:21 pm

Lydia Thompson NPR

Israeli writer Etgar Keret is beloved around the world for his funny, haunting and frequently fantastical short stories. But he's hardly one to stick to a single medium: on top of his stories, he's written graphic novels, TV shows, movie scripts and a children's book. And public radio fans may know his work from its numerous appearances on This American Life.

But for 25 years — whether in print, on air, on screen or in comic-book form — he only wrote fiction.

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4:10pm

Sat June 13, 2015
Sports

Academic Foul: Some Colleges Accused Of Helping Athletes Cheat

Originally published on Sat June 13, 2015 5:21 pm

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faces charges of NCAA violations including the existence of sham classes and grade inflation for student-athletes.
Gerry Broome AP

Some college athletes are cheating, and the NCAA is cracking down on universities that enable them to do it. Earlier this year, the NCAA came down hard on Syracuse University for academic fraud.

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