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3:15pm

Mon July 8, 2013
NPR Story

Book Review: 'Skinner'

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 11:36 am

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

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Charlie Huston is a Los Angeles-based writer known for his superhero comic books and crime novels. Alan Cheuse couldn't wait to get his hands on Huston's latest thriller called "Skinner." Here's his review.

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3:15pm

Mon July 8, 2013
NPR Story

NSA Leaks Focus New Attention On Government Contractors

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 11:36 am

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And I'm Robert Siegel.

Edward Snowden, the man who leaked top-secret NSA documents, predicted a month ago that the U.S. government would accuse him of committing grave crimes. That comment came in a video released today by The Guardian newspaper. At the time he disclosed the secret information, Snowden was an employee of a private firm Booz Allen Hamilton.

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2:28pm

Mon July 8, 2013
Music News

Modern Hymn Writers Aim To Take Back Sunday

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 11:36 am

Modern hymn writers Kristyn and Keith Getty run through their song "In Christ Alone" at their home near Nashville's Music Row.
Courtesy of Stephen Jerkins

1:45pm

Mon July 8, 2013
All Tech Considered

Arrest Caught On Google Glass Reignites Privacy Debate

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 11:36 am

Filmmaker Chris Barrett wearing his Google Glass. He is among the first 1,000 nondeveloper testers of the product.
Jennifer Rubinovitz Courtesy of Chris Barrett

12:59pm

Mon July 8, 2013
Parallels

Reversing Direction, Some Syrian Refugees Now Head Home

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 11:36 am

Refugees at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan try to squeeze on one of the buses heading back to Syria. Syrian refugees have been coming to Jordan for two years, but some are now starting to head home.
Peter Breslow NPR

In the Jordanian desert, the chaos begins at sundown, when the wind whips up the desert sand and the buses arrive. For the past two years, Syrian refugees have been streaming into Jordan, and they now number an estimated half million.

But for the past month, more refugees have returned to Syria than entered Jordan, and hundreds are leaving daily from Zaatari, the U.N.'s largest refugee camp in Jordan.

"Four buses are going every day," says Kilian Kleinschmidt, who runs Zaatari. "Depending on how many people manage to storm the buses, it's probably 300 to 400 people."

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