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Author Interviews
11:01 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

A Libyan Son Mourns His Father's 'Disappearance'

Anatomy of a Disappearance

It's been 20 years since Hisham Matar's father disappeared. He was a vocal opponent of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and was kidnapped while living in exile in Egypt in 1990. Just as Gadhafi's regime was collapsing this summer, Matar published Anatomy of a Disappearance, a novel about an exile who is kidnapped, as told from the perspective of his teenage son.

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Around the Nation
6:31 am
Wed September 7, 2011

Tech Company Builds A Ghost Town In New Mexico

New Mexico wants to make itself a home for new technology. And so it's welcoming a tech company that's building an entire new city — with no residents. The model metropolis would be designed to test everything from renewable energy to intelligent traffic systems.

Around the Nation
6:24 am
Wed September 7, 2011

World's Largest Stir Fry Requires A Really Big Pan

Take 800 pounds of chicken, 500 pounds of onions and add carrots, bok choy and peanuts. And you've got the world's largest stir fry. Yes, the people at Guinness World Records keep track of this. The frying pan at the University of Massachusetts was 14 feet across.

NPR Story
3:00 am
Wed September 7, 2011

Business News

Steve Inskeep has business news.

NPR Story
3:00 am
Wed September 7, 2011

How Mortgage Refinancing Could Spark Economic Recovery

Steve Inskeep talks to Columbia University Business School's Christopher Mayer about his number one fix for the economy. He thinks homeowners with mortgages through Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac should be able to refinance their homes at lower interest rates, regardless of their credit score.

Business
3:00 am
Wed September 7, 2011

The Last Word In Business

Amazon.com is testing out a new delivery system in Seattle. It involves a customer picking up their Amazon order at a nearby 7-Eleven.

Africa
3:00 am
Wed September 7, 2011

Mubarak Trial Resumes In Egypt

The trial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resumed in Cairo Wednesday. On orders from the judge, cameras and recording equipment will no longer be allowed in the courtroom. Witnesses for the prosecution have said Mubarak did not give orders to shoot protesters.

Africa
3:00 am
Wed September 7, 2011

With Gadhafi Missing, Rebels Move To Secure Libya

Libyan rebels continue to search for Moammar Gadhafi. While his whereabouts are unknown, convoys of Gadhafi loyalists left Libya for neighboring Niger.

Economy
3:00 am
Wed September 7, 2011

Post Office Asks Congress For Permission To Change

U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe was on Capitol Hill Tuesday. He told a Senate panel if Congress doesn't act fast, the Postal Service won't be able to pay its bills.

NPR Story
11:00 pm
Tue September 6, 2011

For Hollywood's Dream Factory, A Sober 'New Normal'

Denis Leary's troubled Tommy Gavin is a firefighter haunted by Sept. 11 memories (and more) on the FX drama Rescue Me.
FX

In September 2001, Hollywood found itself in a place where it doesn't much like to dwell: reality.

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