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Remembrances
6:21 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

Doctorow Wove Fact And Fiction To Imagine America As It Could Be

The way E.L. Doctorow told it, the phrase "historical novel" is something of a misnomer when it comes to his writing. "I think really of myself as a national novelist; I am an American novelist writing about my country."
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Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 7:35 pm

E.L. Doctorow used to tell a story about a journalism class he took as a high school student in the Bronx. As he told NPR back in 2003, he wrote a profile of a doorman at Carnegie Hall who was beloved by all the performers there. His teacher, apparently, loved the story so much, she wanted to publish the story in the school paper — so she told Doctorow to get a photo of the man.

There was just one problem.

"I hadn't expected that kind of enthusiasm," Doctorow recalled, "and I said, well, 'Not exactly, there is no Carl.' I made him up."

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Media
5:26 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

'Washington Post' Urges U.N. To Help Free Reporter Held In Iran

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 7:26 pm

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Arts & Life
4:57 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

The Story Of South Korea Told Through One Cartoonist

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 6:40 pm

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Health
4:57 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

'Quantum Leap' In Alzheimer's Research Delivers New Understanding

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 6:21 pm

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Shots - Health News
6:23 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

How Vandalism And Fear Ended Abortion In Northwest Montana

Susan Cahill, owner of All Families Healthcare, stands in front of the first building in Kalispell, Mont., where she offered abortion services. After vandalism closed her last clinic down, Missoula became the nearest place for women in the Flathead Valley to find abortion services.
Corin Cates-Carney/MTPR

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 9:28 am

There has never been a welcome mat for abortion service providers in the Flathead Valley, a vast area that stretches over 5,000 square miles in the northwest corner of Montana. Susan Cahill began providing abortions in 1976 in the first clinic to offer the service in the Flathead.

"But that had an arson fire, and then we rebuilt that," she says. "Then we had the anti-choice people try to arrest me for doing abortions when I wasn't a doctor."

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Business
6:23 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

5 Years Later, Legacy Of Financial Overhaul Still Being Weighed

President Obama signs the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul bill in Washington on July 21, 2010. Five years later, debate over the effectiveness of the legislation continues.
Charles Dharapak AP

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 5:57 pm

Five years ago Tuesday, President Obama signed into law the massive overhaul of U.S. financial regulations called Dodd-Frank. But there's still a battle over whether the law has helped stabilize the financial system or whether it has harmed the economy and should be rolled back.

Congress designed Dodd-Frank to fix excesses in financial markets and mortgage lending — excesses that triggered the financial crisis and forced massive bailouts of Wall Street firms.

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Europe
6:23 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

New Zealander Wins French Scrabble Title, But Doesn't Speak French

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 2:25 pm

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Law
5:25 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Investigators Search For Terrorist Link In Chattanooga, Tenn., Shootings

Originally published on Tue July 21, 2015 7:01 pm

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Around the Nation
5:19 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

California I-10 Bridge Linking Los Angeles To Phoenix Collapses

Originally published on Tue July 21, 2015 6:23 pm

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Africa
5:19 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Former President Of Chad Forced To Appear In Court For War Crimes Trial

Originally published on Tue July 21, 2015 6:23 pm

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