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Author Interviews
5:09 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

In 'Out Of Line,' The Many, Many Acts Of Jules Feiffer

Jules Feiffer Courtesy of ABRAMS Books

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 6:22 pm

A critic once called Jules Feiffer "one of the best cartoonists now writing" and "the best writer now cartooning." That quote is in Out of Line, a new book about Feiffer, a man who does both words and pictures.

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Business
3:30 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Takata Expands Airbag Recall To Nearly 34 Million Vehicles

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 6:06 pm

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And now to the largest auto recall in U.S. history. The Japanese company Takata is doubling its airbag recall from 17 million to now nearly 34 million. NPR's Jason Margolis reports.

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Politics
3:30 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

State Department To Release Hillary Clinton Emails By January 2016

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 6:06 pm

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Around the Nation
3:30 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Clinical Psychologist To Head Chicago's Cook County Jail

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 6:06 pm

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All Tech Considered
4:22 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

The Tech Behind Traffic Apps: How (Well) Do They Work?

Four different apps can sometimes present four different routes. Screenshots of a few of the apps All Things Considered host Robert Siegel tested, from left to right: Google Maps, Inrix, Nokia Here, and Apple Maps.
Google; Inrix; Nokia; Apple

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:50 pm

The challenge of strategizing the best route to work against the herd of other drivers can be as routine as the daily commute itself. A number of apps are out there to help shortcut one's route and evade traffic jams. But which ones are the most accurate? And how?

The All Tech Considered team put a few competing traffic apps to the test in Robert Siegel's usual short commute from Arlington, Va., to NPR's D.C. headquarters.

The Test Drive

This ride is about 15 minutes in no traffic. But it's now morning rush hour.

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Law
4:22 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Community Policing Doesn't Sit Well With Everyone, Former Prosecutor Says

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 5:23 pm

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More on this subject now from someone who says all the focus on police is bogus.

O'DONNELL: All right, so it's review day today. Everybody's up for the review?

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Arts & Life
4:22 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

LA County Museum Of Art Presents Last Sculpture By Chris Burden

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 8:26 pm

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Performance artist and sculptor Chris Burden died last week of cancer. He was 69. Today, his final completed work opens to the public at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or LACMA. NPR's Mandalit del Barco reports.

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Sports
3:45 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Fast-Paced NBA Teams Signify How Much Basketball Has Evolved

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 5:23 pm

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Found Recipes
3:45 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Found Recipes: A Sauerkraut Surprise

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 5:27 pm

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Planet Money
3:45 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

When 'Luddites' Attack: Destroying Machines To Save Their Jobs

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:19 pm

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