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#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

NPR | April 17, 2015 11:38 a.m.

We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."

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A Push To Move Food Stamp Recipients Into Jobs

NPR | March 20, 2015 8:21 a.m.

Critics say the benefit program discourages people from seeking jobs. The Obama administration is announcing grants to 10 states to find a better way to get recipients back to work.

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Barney Frank's Journey From Closeted To An Openly Gay Member Of Congress

NPR | March 16, 2015 12:49 p.m.

In his new memoir, Frank describes how early in politics he feared people would "draw inferences" that he was gay if he supported gay rights. But his drive to fight discrimination was stronger.

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God, Grits And American Dreams: It's Presidential Candidate Book Season

NPR | Feb. 13, 2015 9:12 a.m.

The Iowa caucuses are a year away, which means it's time for presidential campaign books. Marco Rubio will be in Iowa Friday to hawk his new work.

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David Axelrod Recounts His Years As Obama's Adviser And 'Believer'

NPR | Feb. 10, 2015 11:23 a.m.

In his new book, the veteran political consultant tells stories about his years at Obama's side. After one debate, Axelrod says Obama "made clear how he felt about me at that moment, and he bolted."

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Obama's 'Body Man' Looks Back On His Presidential Education

NPR | Feb. 8, 2015 3:35 p.m.

Reggie Love went from playing sports at Duke to working as Barack Obama's personal assistant. His new memoir, Power Forward, describes what he learned on the campaign trail and in the White House.