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Politics
2:43 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

House-Approved USA Freedom Bill Disappoints Original Supporters

Originally published on Fri May 23, 2014 4:04 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH: We're going to consider now changing perceptions toward fighting terrorism. President Obama has suggested that eventually the war on terror must end and that the nation must think about the tools used to fight it. Here he is speaking a year ago today at the National Defense University.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: From our use of drones to the tension of terror suspects, the decisions that we are making now will define the type of nation and world that we leave to our children.

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NPR Story
2:16 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Why Some Books You're Looking To Buy On Amazon Aren't There

Originally published on Fri May 23, 2014 4:04 pm

Amazon is making it harder for customers to get books published by Hachette and its imprints. Amazon wants deeper discounts on the publisher's books; Hachette is balking. So if you go to the online retailer looking for, say, the new J.K. Rowling mystery, Amazon tells you the hardcover is currently unavailable.

NPR Story
2:16 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Conor Oberst Releases Intimate New Solo Album

Originally published on Fri May 23, 2014 4:04 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Since he first began attracting attention with the band Bright Eyes in 1998, Conor Oberst has been busy. He's founded two record labels, started several bands and recorded a prolific amount of songs. The Nebraska singer largely avoided releasing albums under his own name, but this week brings a new solo album. It's called "Upside Down Mountain." Reviewer Tom Moon says it's his most intimate and engaging work in years.

TOM MOON, BYLINE: It's a special talent, sounding like damaged goods on demand.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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NPR Story
2:16 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Soccer Star Landon Donovan Didn't Make The World Cup Cut

Originally published on Fri May 23, 2014 4:04 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

The United States is not soccer-mad but it does have some pretty dedicated fans. And they are up in arms over news about the guy behind the most famous goal in U.S. soccer history.

(SOUNDBITE OF SOCCER GAME)

ANNOUNCER: Landon Donovan (unintelligible) for the USA. Can they do it here? Of course (unintelligible) and Donovan has scored. Oh, can you believe this. Go, go USA.

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Health
4:00 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Think Work Is Stressful? For Many, It's More Relaxing Than Home

Work can be rough, but a researcher has found that for many people, being at home is more stressful than being at the office.
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Originally published on Thu May 22, 2014 5:10 pm

Many Americans say their jobs are stressful — we complain of too much to do in too little time, demanding bosses or difficult colleagues. But researcher Sarah Damaske wanted to know, objectively, is being at work any harder than being at home?

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