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Ben Lerner's new novel is about a writer who gets an advance for a second work of fiction, is diagnosed with an aortic heart valve problem and agrees to be the sperm donor for a close friend.
Several states, including California and Texas, are in competition for the so-called Gigafactory, which is expected to employ as many as 6,500 workers. They will make lithium ion batteries.
The New York City Police Department is forcing some cops to enroll in Social Media 101, following several snafus. A memo handed out at the first session reminded them to use common sense.
David Greene talks to General Philip Breedlove, NATO's supreme allied commander in Europe, about the NATO summit and how to handle the crisis in Ukraine.
The Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are trying to counter what they say is a flood of intense propaganda from Russian media that broadcast just across the border.
As Ebola research moves ahead, work to contain the epidemic grows more desperate. David Greene talks to World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan about how the epidemic might progress.