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3:29am

Mon April 23, 2012
NPR Story

State-Owned German Banks Suffer After Risky Investments

Originally published on Mon April 23, 2012 6:19 am

Unlike the United States, Germany never had a housing bubble. Its mortgage market is too tightly regulated. But some German banks did lose a lot of money in the financial crisis, and they're still paying a big price for it.

2:22am

Mon April 23, 2012
Author Interviews

The Artistry Of 'Children's Picturebooks' Revealed

Originally published on Mon April 23, 2012 9:15 am

Children's books seem simple, but good ones are deceptively complicated to write and illustrate.

"Traditionally illustrated books are books where the text makes sense on its own. It doesn't necessarily need words," writer Martin Salisbury tells NPR's Renee Montagne, whereas with picture books, neither the text nor the images stand separately — they need each other.

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6:30am

Fri April 20, 2012
Research News

Justin Knapp Makes History On Wikipedia

Originally published on Fri April 20, 2012 6:37 am

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6:14am

Fri April 20, 2012
Around the Nation

N.J. Gov. Christie Challenges 'New York Post' Story

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6:08am

Fri April 20, 2012
Books

'China Hand': John Paton Davies Place In History

Originally published on Fri April 20, 2012 9:49 am

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When John Paton Davies died, he left some unfinished business. His daughter, Tiki Davies, knew he had signed a contract to write a memoir but never finished it. One of her sisters had a carbon copy of the manuscript, which Tiki Davies started typing into a computer.

TIKI DAVIES: What was interesting to me about retyping it is that it's very much in his voice. He was very funny and an elegant speaker as well as a writer. And so I felt as though I had him back for the couple of months I did this.

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