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12:21am

Tue October 2, 2012
Books

Boozy Birth Of The American Mafia In Lehane's Latest

Originally published on Tue October 2, 2012 10:08 am

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Here's how the new novel from crime writer Dennis Lehane begins: "Some years later, on a tugboat in the Gulf of Mexico, Joe Coughlin's feet were placed in a tub of cement."

Pretty hard to stop reading after an opening line like that — at least you'd think. "It was funny, a guy came up to me the other night, and he said, 'I really loved this book once it got going,' " Lehane tells NPR's Steve Inskeep. "I thought, 'Jesus Christ, read the first sentence! How much more "getting going" is it going to get?' "

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12:21am

Tue October 2, 2012
Movie Interviews

Shaking, Stirring Up The James Bond Franchise

Originally published on Tue October 2, 2012 10:08 am

Siblings Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have been working on James Bond films since the 1970s. They are the producers of the latest installment, Skyfall.
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This Friday marks 50 years since the release of the first James Bond film, Dr. No. Ian Fleming's Cold War-era MI6 agent has endured through 22 movies, evolving all the while to stay relevant to new audiences. The next installment is Skyfall, due out Nov. 9.

Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson are the franchise's current producers and children of the original producer, Albert "Cubby" Broccoli. NPR's David Greene spoke to them about the family business.

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12:20am

Tue October 2, 2012
Latin America

Uruguay's Drugs Policy: Regulating Market For Pot

Originally published on Tue October 2, 2012 5:16 pm

Supporters of legalization of cannabis in Montevideo march toward the Legislative Palace in May as part of the 2012 Global Marijuana March.
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Increasing drug use and narcotrafficking has made some Latin American countries among the most violent places on Earth. But tiny, progressive Uruguay, where it's always been legal to use marijuana, is leading the way with an alternative drug policy.

The government of President Jose Mujica has proposed a law that would put the state in charge of producing and selling marijuana to registered users.

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7:15am

Mon October 1, 2012
NPR Story

Watch This: Native American Author Sherman Alexie

Originally published on Mon October 8, 2012 1:35 am

Author and Spokane Indian Sherman Alexie won the American Book Award in 1996 for Reservation Blues.
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4:35am

Mon October 1, 2012
Around the Nation

Jack White Disappointed In Fans' Energy Level

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